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Toolkit helps health providers understand environmental toxins

Toxics and HealthLydia SullivanComment

In an effort to enable health providers to better understand how to protect patients from environmental toxins in their air, water, food and products, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) has developed a clinical toolkit. The updated Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT) is a free, concise children's health reference created and peer-reviewed by experts in the field and endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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.

Read more about the toolkit and how it was developed.

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