climate change, lead, plastics, toxic chemicalsPrescriptions for Prevention

How and where we live, eat, sleep, work, and play, can have huge impacts on our health! These factors have especially large impacts during pregnancy and in early child years, but continue to be vital throughout our lives. Prescriptions for Prevention, created by Western States PEHSU, is designed to guide parents and caregivers in the best actions they can take to protect children’s environmental health and prevent future harm. These materials are based off of PEHSU’s clinician facing Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT), featuring evidence-based overviews on health hazards related to air, water, food and consumer products. Two key groups of concern are Hazards, and Sources. Hazards are the different kinds of harms we are concerned about, like groups of toxic chemicals. Sources are where harms may come from, like our food or water. Explore this series of factsheet/e-learning on 30+ EH topics for general public and new parents, Learn more here.


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Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit
Published Apr. 1, 2024