Childhood Leukemia and the Environment
The WS PEHSU has an ongoing collaboration with the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) Community Outreach and Translation Core, working to educate clinicians and the public about environmental toxicants that increase the risk of childhood leukemia and other childhood diseases. Taking steps to avoid or reduce these exposures to the fetus and the child may help prevent some childhood leukemias.
Improving Environmental Health Literacy of Young Adults
This project, part of our work on childhood leukemia and the environment, is intended to create awareness among young adults of the role of pre-conception and prenatal environmental influences on the development of childhood leukemia and other diseases including developmental disabilities, asthma, and reproductive health.
Wildfires and Children’s Health
Wildfires are increasing in frequency and severity due to the effects of climate change. Children and pregnant women are at particular risk from the health effects of wildfires.
PCBs in Schools
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are chemicals that were manufactured in the United States from 1929 until they were banned in 1979.These materials were widely used in construction projects in the 1950s–1970s, a period when many school buildings were built in the U.S. to accommodate Baby Boom children.
Environmental Health in Early Care and Education
Many young children spend the majority of their waking hours in child care facilities. The health impacts of environmental health exposures are especially important for this age group. Promoting Environmental Health in Early Care and Education Project addresses these exposures.
A Story of Health – A Multi-media eBook
Narrative approaches and storytelling are emerging as powerful health promotion tools that can spark interest, increase understanding of determinants of health, and translate complex science. A Story of Health, a multimedia e-book with continuing education credits was designed to harness the power of storytelling to increase environmental health literacy.
Reducing Childhood Lead Poisoning in Immigrant Communities From Imported Makeup
Children in immigrant communities may be at risk for lead poisoning from imported makeup products that contain lead.
Promotores and Environmental Health
The WS PEHSU has been working with Promotores de Salud and community health workers to get the word out about environmental health risks to children and reproductive aged men and women, and simple steps people can take to reduce these risks.
The following sites provide reliable information on the connections between the environment and health. These resources include information on specific environmental hazards, emerging issues, and broader programs to protect children and families from environmental exposures. The WS PEHSU offers these resources for your use but we don’t control or endorse the content.
The links are organized into the following categories:
- Asthma and Respiratory
- Indoor Air
- Prenatal and Reproductive Health
- Environmental Health in Early Child Care and Education Project
- Schools and Early Child Care and Education
- Consumer Resources
- Community Health and Environmental Justice
- General Information Links
- Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers
- Childhood Development, Resilience and the Environment
- Climate Change
- Research Centers