PEHSUPediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created two Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs, pronounced "pay sues").
We believe that family physicians will find the PEHSU program resources informative, educational, and relevant to their practice.
The children's primary care physician referred them to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital PEHSU, and the Cincinnati Health Department's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program completed a lead risk assessment at the family's home.
PEHSU consultation data dating before 2004 are not easily queried.
In accordance with CDC recommendations aimed to help reduce the absorption of lead and mitigate the severe adverse health effects of lead exposure,* the pediatrician prescribed supplemental iron, contacted the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and referred the family to the regional PEHSU.
The National Pesticide Information Center: For fact sheets and answers to common questions about pesticide safety, visit Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU): For information on children's environmental health, tutorials and training opportunities for health care professionals, visit Children and Pesticide Exposure
In March 2003, the child was referred to Mount Sinai PEHSU for a secondary
They can also consult with physicians professionally trained in environmental health to help address specific medical conditions that may be related to BPA and other endocrine-disrupting chemical exposures through university-based PEHSUs that consist of physicians and other environmental public health professionals (AOEC 2006).
Gulf Coast region after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on 20 April 2010, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) worked with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU) (1) to develop fact sheets for clinicians and parents that pulled together the best available information on protecting children against oil exposures.
At the University of Washington, fellows gain experience in advocacy through interaction with the Region 10 PEHSU.
Environmental Protection Agency's Region 8 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) received several telephone calls requesting information regarding the safety of recycled tire crumb as a playground surface constituent placed below children's play structures.
Another available option is to contact an ATSDR office or a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU).