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



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



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

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, 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

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


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