Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Are There Toxins in Your Home?

Are you a parent that is unsure about possible toxins in your home or in products? Perhaps you are a parent concerned about symptoms in your child, symptoms that just don't seem to go away. Maybe you are a healthcare professional treating a child with a persistent and non-responsive condition. Are you a school or community official concerned that many children are showing similar symptoms. Regardless of your concern, the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit can help.

The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit organization was formed to serve as a respected network of experts in children's environmental health. They are a source of medical information and advice on environmental conditions that influence children's health. Because children's environmental health covers a wide variety of issues, the PEHSU network has experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, and other specialized areas. PEHSU work with health care professionals, parents, schools and community groups, and others to provide information on protecting children from environmental hazards. They also work with Federal, State, and local agencies to address children's environmental health issues in homes, schools, and communities.

Their website offers a Frequently Asked Questions page, numerous resources, health information, links to fact sheets and publications and more. The site is a free resource available to parents, offering them a network of health experts at their fingertips. For more information go to
www.PEHSU.net Click on your state to find an expert. Then call or send an e-mail and a physician will get back to you.

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