Environmental Health Fact Sheets developed by the Western States PEHSU

Climate Change and Health


Wildfire and Children’s Health

Environmental Health for Early Care and Education

Fact sheets developed by the WSPEHSU on the following topics:

Toxic Chemicals

Head Lice

Head Lice Management: Integrated Pest Management for Homes, Structures, Gardens and Landscapes

WSPEHSU’s Child Care Health Consultant, Victoria Leonard, is an author of this piece on head lice from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM Program). 

Emerging Environmental Health Fact Sheets from the National PEHSU

The PEHSU Network has prepared a series of fact sheets on emerging environmental health topics. These fact sheets provide useful information for parents and family members on protecting children from these hazards, their potential health effects, and where to go for more information.

Fact Sheets from the National PEHSU in Spanish – Hojas informativas de la Nacional de PEHSU en español

Environmental Health Fact Sheets from Other Sources

Region 2 PEHSU has helpful short informational documents on the following topics:

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has recently updated a fact sheet on PFAS.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has Helpful Information on Mercury Found in Skin Creams.