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.


Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children and Pregnant People: Recognition and Prevention

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children: Guidance for Disaster Events


Safer Disinfectant Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic Infographic (Spanish version) (Western States PEHSU)

Safer Disinfectant Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic Factsheet (Spanish version) (Western States PEHSU) 

Safer Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Strategies to Reduce and Prevent COVID-19 Transmission (UW DEOHS)


Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

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


Heavy Metals

Arsenic in Food: A Resource for Health Professionals

Heavy Metals in Baby Food (HealthyChildren.org)

Heavy Metals in Baby Food and Fruit Juices: A Resource for Families 




Recommendations on Management of Childhood Lead Exposure: A Resource for Clinicians

Clinical Management of Lead Exposure in Pregnant and Lactating Women and the Breastfed Infant, 6/2020

Lead and Drinking Water


Natural Disasters

Flood & Hurricanes, for health professionals

Gulf Oil Spill, for health professionals (Vietnamese version)

Gulf Oil Spill, for patients (Vietnamese version)



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

Nitrates, Methemoglobinemia, and Drinking Water, for health professionals


Other Chemicals and Heavy Metals

EPA radon awareness video




Recognizing Acute Pesticide Poisoning in Children

Non-Acute Pesticide Exposure and Child Health

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



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

Detailing Visits

Summary Letter

PFAS Clinical Guidance

What Patients Need to Know About PFAS


CDC/ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment (PFAS exposure assessment throughout the US)

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

NSF/ANSI 53 Drinking Water Treatment Units - Health Effects (or call the NSF at 1-800-673-8010)

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.)

WA State Board of Health Rulemaking for PFAS in Drinking Water

CDC/ATSDR: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) FAQs

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


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

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


Wildfire Smoke

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

Air Quality and Physical Activity, for the public

Protecting Children From Wildfire Smoke and Ash

Guidance for Mask or Respirator Use by Children and Pregnant People During Wildfire Smoke Events


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