Resources for Health Professionals

The Mid-Atlantic Center provides outreach and education pertaining to reproductive and children's environmental health. The Center Team can offer workshops and webinars to health professionals and community health workers on a variety of environmental health topics including exposures to lead, chemicals, mold, asthma triggers, impacts from climate change, and other topics. We also offer consultation and when needed, referrals to address reproductive and children's environmental health issues. This section contains factsheets, as well as continuing education opportunities for health professionals. We encourage you to contact us with any questions.

Continuing Education

EPA's Air Quality Flag Program (CEs)

PEHSU Webinars

Environmental health education for health professionals (see website for an updated list of topic areas that includes Pediatric Environmental Assessment): http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/topics/index.html

Climate, health, and air quality http://envirn.org/pg/groups/2771/continuing-education/ (CE for nurses only)

Webinar: The Toxic Legacy of Lead: Its Negative Impact on Children and Society

Environmental Impacts on Neurodevelopment

MACCHE-DOEE Lead Screening Presentation: Every Child. Twice by Two.

MACCHE Webinar of DOEE Lead Screening: Every Child. Twice by Two. (video)

Reproductive Environmental Health Webinar (slides only)

Brochures

MACCHE

PEHSU

Factsheets, Presentations, and resources
Asthma

Asthma Control Test

One Minute Asthma

Chemicals and Heavy Metals

Arsenic in Food

Fourth National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals (CDC)

Melamine (中国)

West Virginia Chemical Spill

Chemical Cleanout in Schools

Building Successful Programs to Address Chemical Risks in Schools: Summaries of State, Tribal, and Local School Chemical Cleanout Programs (EPA)

Evaluation of Results from EPA's Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (EPA)

Florida School Chemical Cleanout Manual

Information to Obtain Before Utilizing a Hazardous Waste Vendor (Colorado Department of Public and Health)

MACCHE School Chemical Cleanout Presentation

Safe Lab: School Chemistery Laboratory Safety Guide (NIOSH)

School Chemical Cleanout Campaign Video (Florida)

Climate Change

Assessing Health Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Guide for Health Departments

Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities

Climate and Health Resources: Delaware

Climate and Health Resources: Maryland

Climate and Health Resources: Pennsylvania

Climate and Health Resources: Virginia

Climate and Health Resources: Washington, DC

Climate and Health Resources: West Virginia

Climate Change and Extreme Heat: What You Can Do to Prepare

Climate Change and Extreme Heat Events

Climate Change and Human Health in the United States

Climate Change and Human Health Lesson Plans

Climate Change and Human Health Literature Portal

Climate Change and Its Impact on Health

Climate Change Decreases the Quality of the Air We Breathe

Climate Change in the Northeast: A Sourcebook

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Northeast

Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Southeast and the Caribbean

Climate Change Increases the Number and Geographic Range of Disease-carrying Insects and Ticks

Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities

Climate Models and the Use of Climate Projections: A Brief Overview for Health Departments

Fact Sheets: Climate Change, Health, and Populations of Concern (EPA)

The Growing Crisis: Climate Change's Impacts on Human Health

How Will Climate Change Affect My Health?

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: Executive Summary

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: Full Report

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information | State Climate Summaries

Projecting Climate-Related Disease Burden: A Case Study on Methods for Projecting Respiratory Health Impacts

Projecting Climate-Related Disease Burden: A Guide for Health Departments

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)

PBDE's

Phthalates and BPA

Environmental Justice

EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program - Community Edition (BenMAP-CE)

HUD's Community Assessment Reporting Tool

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Podcast:  Children, Nature, and the Importance of Getting Kids Outside (podcast)

Park Prescription (DC Park Rx): A New Strategy to Combat Chronic Disease in Children

Flame Retardants

EPA: Assessing Risks from Flame Retardants

Flame Retardant

Formaldehyde

Children's Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde from Building Furnishings

Lead

Blood Lead Screening Guidelines for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women in Minnesota

Educational Interventions: Children Affected by Lead

Lead in Drinking Water (ASTDR)

Lead Infographic

Lead: Interpreting and Managing Low Blood Lead Levels: Supplemental Information for Clinicians

Lead: Medical Management of Childhood Lead Exposure and Poisoning

Lead Removal from Drinking Water

Lead Screening Awareness Documents (PEHSU, EPA, CDC)

Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative

Tips to reduce your exposure to lead in tap water (ASTDR)

DOEE Lead Screening Awareness Documents

Healthy Homes Brochure (DOEE)

Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet (EPA)

Combata el Envenenamiento con Plomo con una dieta saludable (EPA)

President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children

Mold

MACCHE Mold Fact Sheet

Mold Remediation and Certification Laws - 2015

Mold (EPA)

A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home (EPA)

Interactive House Mold Tour (EPA)

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings (EPA)

Natural Disasters

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children: Guidance for Disaster Events

Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region

Excessive Heat Events Guidebook

Extreme Heat Can Impact Our Health in Many Ways

Extreme Rainfall and Drought

Flood & Hurricanes

Gulf Oil Spill (Việt Nam)

Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing

Warmer Water and Flooding Increase the Risk of Illness and Injury

Wildfires in the acute stage

Wildfires in the aftermath/ recovery stage

Nitrates

Nitrates, Methemoglobinemia, and Drinking Water

Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAs) and Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs)

Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS (EPA)

Emerging Contaminants – Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

MACCHE Factsheet on Perfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) for Health Professionals

Perfluoralkyl Substances (PFAS) and Potential Health Impacts: What You Need to Know (presentation)

EPA Perfluorinated Chemicals in Drinking Water - Warminster and Willow Grove

enviro.center PFCs and PFCs- Your Questions

Pesticides

Identifying, Managing, and Preventing Pesticides Poisoning in Children

 

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