UCSF PEHSU: Fact Sheets for Clinical Professionals


The PEHSU Network has prepared a series of fact sheets on emerging environmental health topics. They provide a summary and references related to the potential health effects of environmental toxins. In addition, they contain useful information for communicating with families, and recommendations for risk reduction. Versions of these fact sheets designed for use as patient handouts and for the general public can be found on the Fact Sheets for the General Public page.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Children: Guidance for Disaster Events (pdf) - July 2013

Recommendations on Medical Management of Childhood Lead Exposure and Poisoning (pdf) - June 2013

Information on Arsenic in Food (pdf) - October 2012

Chelation Therapy Guidance for the General Public (pdf) - May 2012

Recommendations Regarding Return of Children to Areas Impacted by Flooding and/or Hurricanes (pdf) - August 2011

Information on Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing for Health Professionals (pdf) - August 2011

Health Risks of Wildfires for Children (Health Professionals) – Acute Phase (pdf) - updated August 2011

Environmental Hazards for Children in the Aftermath of Wildfires - for Health Professionals (pdf) - updated August 2011

Advisory about Chinese Drywall (pdf) - April 2011

Advisory about Gulf Oil Spill, for Health Professionals (pdf) - August 2010
Advisory about Gulf Oil Spill for Health Professionals, Vietnamese (pdf) - August 2010

Mercury Poisoning: Mercury in Skin Creams (links to the California Department of Public Health) - May 2010

PBDEs: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals (pdf) - updated May 2010

Advisory about Phthalates and Bisphenol A, for Healthcare Providers (pdf) - March 2014
Guía sobre plásticos más seguros para los proveedores de servicios de salud: Ftalatos y Bisfenol A (pdf) - updated October 2008

Factsheet on Melamine for Pediatric Healthcare Providers (pdf) - updated October 2009
Chinese Language Factsheet on Melamine for Pediatric Healthcare Providers (pdf) - updated October 2009