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Welcome to the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) form a respected network of experts in children's environmental health. The PEHSU were created to ensure that children and communities have access to, usually at no cost, special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard. Read more about the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units.

Located throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, PEHSU professionals provide quality medical consultation for health professionals, parents, caregivers, and patients. The PEHSU are also dedicated to increasing environmental medicine knowledge among healthcare professionals around childrenís environmental health by providing consultation and training. Finally, the PEHSU provide information and resources to school and community groups to help increase the publicís understanding of children's environmental health.

Why is this Work Important?
This work is important because children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental toxicants, such as lead, mold, pesticides, and many other sources. Children's environmental health is the study, prevention and treatment of the effects of these toxicants on the health and development of children. Read more about children's environmental health. It is also important because most healthcare professionals do not receive training to prevent, recognize, manage and treat environmentally-related conditions.

A Network of Experts in Childrenís Environmental Health
Through this website you have access to experts who can provide advice and care in the area of childrenís environmental health. This website connects you to specialists, resources, and information that will assist you in helping the children you care for and care about.

Perhaps you are a parent concerned about symptoms in your child, symptoms that just donít seem to go away. Or maybe you are a healthcare professional treating a child with a persistent and non-responsive condition. Or perhaps you are a school or community official concerned that many children are showing similar symptoms. Whatever your concern, please know we share your dedication to childrenís health and well-being and are here to help.


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