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Region 3: Children’s Environmental Health in the Mid-Atlantic States

Region 3 Contacts:

  • Children’s Environmental Health Coordinator
    Prentiss Ward,, 215-814-2813
  • Schools Coordinator
    Prentiss Ward,, 215-814-2813

Region 3 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is available to answer questions from healthcare professionals, parents, school officials, or other community members about children's symptoms that may be related to environmental exposures. Whatever your concern, please know the PEHSU shares your dedication to children's health and well-being.

Service Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Academic Affiliation: Georgetown University
Local Number 202-687-2330  Toll free 1-866-622-2431

Other Resources

Climate Change on Children's Health Podcasts
In observance of Children’s Health Month, EPA produced a three-part podcast series which focuses on the impact of Climate Change on Children’s Health. The podcasts feature Dr. Laura Anderko, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment and highlight issues around climate change, heat and declining air quality and flooding and participation. Please see the Podcast Transcripts page for PDF versions of the transcripts.



Mechanisms of Asthma – Dietary Interventions against Environmental Triggers – Johns Hopkins University
To better understand the effects of environmental exposures on children's health, the EPA/NIEHS Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers ("Children's Centers") were established to explore ways to reduce children's health risks from environmental factors.
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