Resources and Education

The Rocky Mountain Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit has developed information sheets on the selected topics below to help parents, teachers and healthcare providers better understand the impacts of certain environmental health issues on children. 

Below are links to information sheets, presentations and sites that may be helpful including state health departments for the Rocky Mountain Region, useful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sites and a guide to perform an environmental health history from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Information Sheets

Topics Impacting Children's Health

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Local Poison Centers

Professional Organizations

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

  • ToxFAQs
  • Answers to“Frequently Asked Questions”
  • Tox Profiles
  • The hazardous substances profiled here are ranked based on frequency of occurrence at National Priorities List (NPL) sites, toxicity, and potential for human exposure.
  • Chemical Agent Briefing Sheets
  • The ToxFAQs™ CABS provide current and relevant scientific information on high profile hazardous materials that people may encounter during daily activities. 
  • Interaction Profiles for Hazardous Substances
  • Describes the health effects when certain substances are combined.
  • Medical Management Guidelines
  • These guidelines aid emergency department physicians and other emergency healthcare professionals who manage acute exposures resulting from chemical incidents. 
  • Public Health Statements
  • Information in a question and answer format which address the most frequently asked questions about exposure to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of exposure on human health.
  • Taking an Exposure History
  • Information in case study format intended to increase primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances exposures and to promote adoption of practices in evaluation and care of potentially exposed patients.
  • An Overview of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Interim Guidance for Clinicians Responding to Patient Exposure
  • These interim guidelines aid physicians and other clinicians to consult patients on chemicals, health effects, and suggested answers regarding perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances

National Academy of Sciences, Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Helpful Links

Other National Organizations