Health care professionals, parents, public health agencies, educators and community members can call our specialists to discuss pediatric and reproductive environmental health and exposure issues.
Pediatric and obstetric providers can arrange for their patients to be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team staffed by experts in environmental medicine, pediatrics and clinical toxicology. The clinics are open to children from infancy to adolescence, and pregnant women, for evaluation of exposures to toxicants or illness that may be related to environmental exposures. To initiate a referral or a consultation, call the WSPEHSU at (415) 514-0878, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our specialty-trained staff provides educational programs to health care providers and community groups. Training will be provided to resident and practicing physicians in the principles of children’s environmental health. Educational materials and resources will be accessible online. These materials will include information regarding indoor/outdoor air quality, respiratory illness and asthma, neurodevelopmental disorders, heavy metal and chemical hazards, and adolescent occupational hazards.
The PEHSU does not conduct research, though our clinicians and scientists often do conduct research in their work in areas such as childhood asthma and air quality, heavy metal and chemical exposures, reproductive environmental health, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
The WSPEHSU clinicians and staff inform scientific and clinical communities about children’s environmental health through researching and writing articles for publication on timely topics. This page contains links to recent and past publications authored by WS PEHSU staff and other collaborators related to specific chemical exposures, their clinical implications, and patient communication. Please visit our Publications Page to see more.