Factsheets

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

 
COVID-19

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

 

Energy

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for health professionals

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing, for the public

 
Formaldehyde

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 

 

Lead

Factsheets

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

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

Vaping

 

Pesticides

Recognizing Acute Pesticide Poisoning in Children

Non-Acute Pesticide Exposure and Child Health

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

 

PFAS

PFAS FAQs for Clinicians

PFAS FAQs for Families

PFAS Region 10 State Information on PFAS and Drinking Water

 

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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