and Health Professionals
Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health (SW-CPEH)
is one of 13 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty
Units (PEHSU's) located throughout the country, in Canada
and in Mexico. The SW-CPEH provides services to health care
providers, public health officials and the general public
in EPA Region VI, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. They are based at The University
of Texas Health Center at Tyler.
EPA Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings Handbook
covers about 1,500 pesticide products in an easy-to-use
format. Toxicology, signs and symptoms of poisoning and
treatment are covered in 19 chapters on major types of pesticides.
The new edition covers new pesticide products that have
come on the market since 1989, includes a new chapter on
disinfectants, reviews clinical experiences with pesticide
poisonings, and contains detailed references.
is the Public Health Foundation's online distance learning
clearinghouse. The clearinghouse provides an extensive database
of listings, resources and links about distance learning
and public health.
support is provided by:
for Disease Control and Prevention
Resources and Services Administration
the Public Health Foundation
Environmental Protection Agency Office of Children's Health
on increasing the ability of health professionals to identify,
prevent, and reduce environmental health threats to children.
Includes a program for outreach to pediatric chief residents
and outreach to nurses.
Coming of Age of Environmental Pediatrics Summary
was prepared by the Center for Children's Health and the
Environment of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Physicians
can join a mailing list to receive alerts on how to protect
your children and family from toxic chemicals and access
links to other relevant sites.
Gateway to Children's Environmental Health, World Health
Organization (WHO) is
a website created in response to the growing concern and
specific needs expressed by countries to protect the health,
development and well being of children. The Handbook on
Children's Environmental Health, based on the Pediatric
Environmental Handbook of the American Academy of Pediatrics,
will be available in 2003. One of the key activities of
the WHO Task Force on Children's Environmental Health is
the preparation of a Handbook on Children's Environmental
Health for the health sector. The target audience for this
manual are health professionals involved in the diagnosis
and management of pediatric diseases, and other professionals
linked to the area of children's health and well-being.
The handbook will be an important resource for professionals
in all countries, especially those in the less developed
parts of the world. In parallel, a training manual for the
primary health care worker will be prepared.
Academy of Pediatrics – The Handbook of Pediatric Environmental
was written as a resource for pediatricians and others who
are interested in preventing children's exposure to environmental
hazards during infancy, childhood and adolescence. The handbook
presents concise summaries of the evidence that has been
published in the scientific literature about environmental
hazards to children, and provides guidance to physicians
on how to diagnose, treat, and prevent childhood diseases
linked to environmental exposures.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the
attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and
well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young
adults. AAP provides a variety of information on environmental
health pertaining to children in key areas of air pollution,
mercury, second-hand smoke, pesticides & insect repellants,
radiation exposures, and carbon monoxide poisoning, among many others.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)
is a non-profit advocacy organization with a focus on medicine and
public health. PSR advocates for a range of issues. One of their
main focus is the impact of the environment on health. The PSR
site provides information on climate change and health as well
as on environmental toxins. PSR also offer a Pediatric Environmental
Health Toolkit to prepare health care providers and individuals
with information on prevention of toxin exposure.