2017 Children’s Environmental Health Symposium
The Hawaii Department of Health and partners, Region 9 Environmental Protection Agency, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, the University of Hawaii School of Nursing, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, sponsored a one day symposium focusing on children’s environmental health risks.
The symposium objectives were to increase knowledge of:
- environmental burdens commonly found in children;
- how these burdens can impact children’s health; and
- what local professionals can do to address children’s environmental health problems in the communities they work with.
Resources provided by the conference speakers:
Introduction to Children’s Environmental Health: Why kids? Why Environment?
Mark Miller MD, MPH
- PowerPoint Presentation (Mark Miller MD, MPH)
Story of Health e-book (SOH).
Using the setting of a family reunion as a backdrop, SOH explores how various environments influence our health across the lifespan. Over 5,000 physicians, nurses, and health educators have already received CE credits from the CDC for completing chapters.
Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit
is a combination of easy-to-use reference guides for health providers and user-friendly health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. The new, mobile device-ready version to be posted soon.
a collaboration of leading scientists, health professionals and advocates. Produced a scientific consensus statement to significantly reduce exposures to chemicals and pollutants that are contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders.
National Medical Legal Partnership
Medical-legal partnerships embed lawyers and paralegals alongside health care teams in clinics to:
TREAT individual patients’ existing health‐harming social conditions with assistance ranging from triage and consultations to legal representation;
PREVENT health‐harming social conditions broadly by detecting patterns and improving policies and regulations that have an impact on population health.
The AAP Council on Environmental Health (COEH)
advises the Board of Directors, supports legislative initiatives, authors policy documents, and leads educational initiatives pertaining to environmental health and toxic exposures. Publishes Pediatric Environmental Health 3rd Ed.
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Focused on developing science-based strategies to achieve breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. Outstanding resource and inspiration for this presentation.
PEHSU Network national website
Educational materials, fact sheets, online CE programs, webinars on children’s environmental health issues.
Health Impacts of Pesticides/Interactions Between Social Environments and Pesticide Exposure,
Asa Bradman, Ph.D
- PowerPoint slides to be added
Avoiding Environmental Hazards in Early Care and Education,
Vickie Leonard RN, FNP, PhD
- PowerPoint Presentation (Vickie Leonard RN, FNP, PhD)
- Bibliography of journal articles on environmental health in child care
Caring for Our Children,
3rd Edition: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Early Care and Early Education Programs, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association and National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.
Caring for Our Children: Environmental Health in Early Care and Education (EH)
is a collection of 123 nationally recognized health and safety standards that have the greatest impact on environmental health in early care and education settings.
- Center for Environmental Health: Finding Safer Nap Mats
- Center for Environmental Health: Safer Nap Mats Fact Sheet
- Child Care Safe Siting: ATSDR Child Care Safe Siting Guidelines: To be released soon. For more information email ATSDR at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Environmental Health Perspectives, Indoor Air Quality: Scented Products Emit a Bouquet of VOCs
- Environmental Health Perspectives, Environmental Exposures in the Context of Child Care
- EPA, Contaminants in Schools and Child Care Facilities
- EPA’s Safer Choice Program,
- EPA Design for the Environment Antimicrobial Pesticide Pilot Project
- EWG, Guide to Healthy Cleaning
- Green Science Policy Institute, Hidden Harms: Parents’ Guide to Flame Retardants
- Green Seal
- GSA Child Care Design Guide
- PEHSU, Children’s Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings for Health Professionals
- San Francisco Sustainable Facilities Tool: Child Care
- Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Promoting Environmental Health in Early Care and Education Project. Contains links to online versions of the Integrated Pest Management: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education and Green Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting: A Toolkit for Early Care and Education.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation, KEY FINDINGS: Managing Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Early Childhood Education Facilities
The Built Environment/Adapting to Climate Change, Richard Jackson, MD, MPH
- PowerPoint Presentation (Richard Jackson, MD, MPH)
- Jackson, Richard, with Stacy Sinclair, Designing Healthy Communities
Environmental Exposures: What is a Prenatal Health Care Provider to Do? Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS
- PowerPoint Presentation (Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS)
- UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
- Collaborative on Health and the Environment (Toxicant and Disease database)
- National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine Household Products Database
- TEDX: The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (includes List of Possible Endocrine Disruptors & Critical Windows of Development)
- CDC: Guidelines for the Identification and Management of Lead Exposure In Pregnant and Lactating Women
- Preconception Health Council of California
- ACOG/ASRM statement Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents
- Environmental Working Group
- Skin Deep page