About the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT)
Revised December 2016
The Toolkit is an easy-to-use reference guide for health providers on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health. Our new mobile device ready online version of the PEHT includes links to many related online resources.
The Toolkit fills the need for environmental health education and information. The Greater Boston (GBPSR) and San Francisco Bay Area chapters of Physicians for Social Responsibility, in partnership with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at the University of California, San Francisco, and several pediatricians from around the country, developed the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit in 2006. In 2016, this popular material was updated by a team of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit faculty with Physicians for Social Responsibility for this mobile device ready version. An introduction to children’s environmental health and the PEHT is available for clinicians as an online CE program at the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR) website.
Our special thanks to Gail Lee, director of the UCSF office of sustainability for making this project possible. The PEHSU toolkit was approved and funded by the Senior Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administrative Services, John Plotts for FY15-16 program administration by the Office of Sustainability to support the Toxics Reduction work group whose goal is to reduce EPA’s Chemical of Concern exposure to the UCSF community.
The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit App was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgment: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.
Initial funding for the Toolkit updates came from the Rose Foundation.
Core Development Group:
Mark D. Miller MD, MPH.
Co-director, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California San Francisco
Nicholas Newman DO, MS.
Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic Medical Director, Pediatric Environmental Health and Lead Clinic, University of Cincinnati.
Lauren Zajac MD, MPH.
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC; Board Member Physicians for Social Responsibility
Marybeth Dunn MPH.
Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida Chapter
Catherine Karr MD, PhD.
Director, Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Seattle, Washington. (pesticides)
Margaret Willis RN, BSN, MPH.
Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Seattle, Washington. (pesticides)
Timur Durrani MD, MPH.
Co-director, Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at University of California San Francisco. (asbestos)
Contributors from University of Cincinnati and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:
- Scott Everson DO, MPH.
- Alan Taylor DO, MPH.
- Raisa Tikhtman (medical student).
- John Chiosi (medical student)
- Leslie Maness (student)
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit staff:
Jerry Paulson, Catherine Karr, Sheela Sathyanarayana, Nancy Beaudet, Ada Otter, Laura Anderko, Maida Galvez, Perry Sheffield, Robert Geller, Leslie Rubin, Rose Goldman, Jennifer Lowry, Stephen Borron
Trish O’Day, RN
Natasha Ramsey, MD
Beth Neary, MD
(2006) Contributors and reviewers to the original version of the Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit:
Mark Miller, Lisa Asta, Michelle Gottlieb, Guenter Hofstadler, Brian Linde, Siobhan McNally, Marybeth Dunn, Kathy M. Shea, Gina Solomon, David Wallinga, Maria Valenti, Lucia Sayre
Web Design and development:
UCSF Documents & Media
For questions, concerns or feedback concerning this web based mobile application contact:
Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit - San Francisco, California
For medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence reproductive and children’s health, refer to your regional Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit.
For education and training using this toolkit contact:
Physicians for Social Responsibility