Children's Environmental Health: Health Care Providers | Region 10 | US EPA

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Children's Environmental Health: Health Care Providers

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Margo Young (
Children's Environmental Health
(206) 553-1287

Alanna Conley (
Healthy Schools, (503) 326-6831


Questions about lead?
Maria Tartaglia (

Questions about indoor air/radon?
Davis Zhen (

Questions about construction/demolition?
John Pavitt (

Questions about air quality?
Brook Madrone (

Questions about air quality in tribal communities?
Erin McTigue (

Questions about pest management?
Juliann Barta (

Questions about PCBs?
Michelle Mullin (

Questions about pollution prevention or Energy Star?
Carolyn Gangmark (

Questions about environmental education?
Sally Hanft (

EPA supports efforts to integrate environmental health into health care provider education and practice. Parents look more and more to their primary health care providers to provide environmental health information - including diagnosis, treatment, and counseling on prevention strategies. However, many providers are often not equipped with the specific knowledge needed to effectively assist their patients in addressing environmental health issues.

Many federal agencies, including EPA, are engaged in developing partnerships with the health care community to integrate their agency's environmental health messages into educational and practice settings.

Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty logo The Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) works within our region to reduce environmental risks for children through training for health professionals, communities and families through consultation, educational activities, and referrals.

The Northwest PEHSU is a respected network of experts in children's environmental health, created to ensure that children and communities have access to - usually at no cost - special medical knowledge and resources for children faced with a health risk due to a natural or human-made environmental hazard.

Northwest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit Exit EPA disclaimer
Service area: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
Academic Affiliation: University of Washington School of Public Health
Location: Seattle, Washington
For assistance contact 1-877-KID-CHEM

Other Resources for Health Care Providers

EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection has developed a list of resources for health care providers free-of-charge online. It includes information on the following topics in pediatric environmental health: general information, air quality, asthma, lead, mercury, mold, pesticides, and water.

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