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Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

Issue: children's health | environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: toolkit

Updated Pediatric Environmental Health Web Toolkit for Providers From our air to our water to the products we use on a daily basis, our environment is permeated with harmful substances. Yet very few health professionals have been trained to help patients understand how to protect themselves from environmental toxins. In an effort to fill the …

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PSR Expert Testimony on Coal Ash

Issue: coal | environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: testimony

Chesapeake PSR is suing the EPA over a proposed delay in a rule that slashes coal ash waste discharges into rivers and streams. PSR National Environment & Health Director Barbara Gottlieb gave expert testimony on the health impacts of coal ash disposal.


Hormone Disrupting Chemicals & Consumer Products

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

The Danger to You Our bodies are run by a system of hormones that control just about every bodily function. Chemicals in products like plastics can mimic hormones and disrupt the endocrine system, increasing health problems. Read our new handout and learn how to reduce your exposure.


Tips for Reducing Harmful Chemical Exposure in Your Daily Life

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Patient handout on reducing exposure to harmful chemicals while shopping and in the home.


Triclosan: Anti-Bacterial with Harmful Side Effects

Issue: environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Triclosan is found in numerous consumer products such as antibacterial soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, and cosmetics as well as furniture, toys, kitchenware, and clothing.


PFCs: Stain-Resistant and Cancer-Causing?

Issue: children's health | environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Human exposure to PFCs is wide-spread. For decades PFCs have been released into the environment from manufacturing facilities, leading to contamination of food and certain water supplies.


Healthy Fish, Healthy Families

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

How you can enjoy the benefits of seafood, while making smart choices to lower the risks of pollution.


Toxic Chemicals in Our Food System

Issue: environment & health | safe food & water | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

What chemicals are in the food we eat? Chemicals are used in every step of the process that puts food on our table: production, harvesting, processing, packing, transport, marketing and consumption and can be dangerous to our health.


Most Vulnerable Populations

Issue: children's health | environment & health | environmental justice | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Certain populations are more impacted by toxic chemical exposures than others. And they need greater protection from dangerous chemicals.


Environmental Threats to Brain Development

Issue: children's health | environment & health | toxic chemicals

Type: fact sheet

Scientists have long known that low levels of exposure to toxic chemicals and other environmental factors affecting the mother, lead to modest impacts on brain development in a fetus and a growing child. However, recent studies reveal so many children are affected that the harm to our society is anything but modest.