The PEHSU network collaborates to produce factsheets on a variety of Environmental Health topics for both healthcare providers and the public. Popular or regionally relevant factsheets are listed below. For a full listing of all PEHSU’s factsheets, visit the national website by clicking here.

Air Pollution

Air Toxics and Child Health in Portland, for health professionals


Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

PBDE's, for health professionals

Phthalates and BPA, for the public

Phthalates and BPA, for health professionals



Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for health professionals

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for the public


Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings, for health professionals

Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings, for the public




Medical Management of Childhood Lead Exposure and Poisoning

Clinical Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Lead and Drinking Water

State Resources (AK, ID, OR, WA)

Blood Lead Levels Reporting Guidelines in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

WA DOH Lead Screening Recommendations for Children in Washington State

Blood Lead Testing and Public Health Response in Washington State

Traditional Sources of Lead Exposures in Immigrant Populations (for clinicians)

Traditional Sources of Lead Exposures in Immigrant Populations (for community members)

Presentations Delivered

Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening (pdf of slides)

No Level is Safe: Pediatric Lead Exposure in Oregon (pdf of slides)

On-Demand Trainings (CDC-approved CME and CE, Free)

Pediatric Lead Exposure: Diagnosis, Management & Prevention (45 minutes)

Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening (20 minutes)

Phlebotomist/Blood Lab Staff

CDC video on testing children for lead


Natural Disasters

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children: Guidance for Disaster Events

Flood & Hurricanes, for health professionals

Gulf Oil Spill, for health professionals (in Vietnamese)

Gulf Oil Spill, for patients (in Vietnamese)



Nitrates, Blue Baby Syndrome, and Drinking Water, for the public

Nitrates, Methemoglobinemia, and Drinking Water, for health professionals


Other Chemicals and Heavy Metals

Arsenic in Food, for health professionals and community

Melamine, for health professionals (in Chinese)

EPA radon awareness video




Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Pesticides Poisoning in Children, for health professionals



Potential Exposure Sources and Health Impacts of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Guidance for Clinicians (pdf of slides)

CDC/ATSDR: An Overview of the Science and Guidance for Clinicians on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS), released 12/2019

CDC/ATSDR: PFAS Exposure Assessment. Airway Heights, Spokane County, WA

CDC Webinar: "PFAS and Protecting Your Health", 11/2019

CDC/ATSDR: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and Your Health, Spokane County, WA

Spokane Regional Health District. Airway Heights PFAS Exposure Assessment

WA State Department of Health PFAS website (This includes guidance on drinking-water testing. Please contact PEHSU for help as needed.)

CDC/ATSDR: Perfluoroalkyls (PFAS) FAQs

Current CDC/ATSDR Activities to Address PFAS Concerns, 12/2019


Wildfire Smoke

Smoke From Fires and Health, for the public (in Spanish)

Air Quality and Physical Activity, for the public

Protecting Children From Wildfire Smoke and Ash