Health Professional Resources

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that OBGYNs should consider screening patients for exposure to environmental toxins before and during pregnancy, with counseling on how to minimize the associated reproductive and developmental health risks. ACOG states that OBGYNs do not need to be experts in environmental health to help their patients reduce exposures to toxic chemicals that may contribute to adverse health outcomes, including infertility, premature birth, miscarriage, and developmental disabilities. Read the full ACOG July 2021 opinion, Reducing Prenatal Exposure to Toxic Environmental Agents, here.

Explore a variety of top-tier resources designed to equip health professionals with tools to support patients and reduce and prevent exposures to toxic chemicals linked to disease!

International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Factsheet containing recommendations for preventing exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Fact Sheet
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Health professionals education
Physicians for Social Responsibility and PEHSU
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.
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Toolkit
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Health professionals to patients
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Exposure assessment tools including information sources, data sources, and models.
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Website Database
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Health professionals to patients
Climate Psychiatry Alliance
Multilingual heat-related Information for patients, families & professionals including factsheets, posters/handouts, social media graphics, and resources for mental health providers.
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Toolkit
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Health professionals to patients
Children's Environmental Health Network
Grade-level resources on how the environment affects human health.
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Toolkit
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Teachers, Child Care Providers, Children’s Librarians, and Parents
Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment's online sources to help protect women and families from toxic chemical exposures at home and at work.
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Fact Sheet
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Health professionals to patients
Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Short information video educating patients on why their doctors are talking about plastics, pesticides, and air pollution.
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Video
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Health professionals to patients
Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Toolkit with educational training materials, readings, online webinars, and interactive online courses for healthcare providers on environmental and occupational health.
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Toolkit
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Health professionals education
Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment
Video interviewing doctors on the importance of addressing toxic chemical exposures in our environment and associated health impacts.
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Video
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Health professionals education
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Factsheets for chemical exposures and toxic substances (asbestos, assessment of chemical exposures, biomonitoring, Brownfields and Land Reuse, Safe places for early care and education, Mercury, Methane, PFAS, Phosphine, Radon, SoilSHOP, Stress and Environmental contamination, ALS, Vapor Intrusion).
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Fact Sheet
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Health professionals to patients
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Online training modules and PEHT materials for pediatric patients and their parents/guardians interested in environmental health anticipatory guidance.
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Toolkit
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Pediatric health-care providers, health educators, and other health professionals
Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
An award-winning, open access e-textbook for nurses and other health professionals. The third edition represents the latest in environmental health nursing research, education, advocacy, and practice. Updated and new chapters include the climate justice chapter, PFAS, and a chapter on climate change and children’s health.
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e-text
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Health professionals education