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.

 
Air Pollution

Air Toxics and Child Health in Portland, for health professionals

 

COVID-19

American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Resources (AAP)

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)

Cleaning and Disinfectant Chemical Exposures and Temporal Associations with COVID-19 — National Poison Data System, United States, January 1, 2020–March 31, 2020 (MMWR, CDC)

Alaska Department of Health and Social Sciences COVID-19 Information

Idaho Official Resources for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Updates

Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 Information

Changes to Cleaning and Disinfecting during COVID-19: Bleach Dilution Information 

 

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

 

Lead

Factsheets

Medical Management of Childhood Lead Exposure and Poisoning

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

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)

Reducing Childhood Lead Poisoning in Immigrant Communities from Imported Makeup 

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)

Promoting Pediatric Lead Screening In Oregon (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 (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

Arsenic in Food, for health professionals and community

Melamine, for health professionals (Chinese version)

EPA radon awareness video

Vaping

 

Pesticides

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

 

PFAS

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

Resources

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

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

NSF Products Certified to Reduce Levels of PFOA and PFOS in Tap Water (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

Presentations

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

Smoke Readiness

City of Seattle: Smoke Ready Seattle 

EPA Smoke-Ready Toolbox for Wildfires

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services: Wildfire and Your Health

Oregon Health Authority: Get Prepared, Wildfires and Smoke

Idaho Smoke Information

Washington Smoke Information