Children's Environmental Health Center

The Children’s Environmental Health Center is the vehicle within the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research that communicates groundbreaking research on exposomics and children’s environmental health to the general public, both locally and nationally. It connects our science to a growing national movement of supporters and communities committed to ensuring a healthier future for all.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are developing resources to help keep families safe in partnership with other pediatric environmental health experts throughout New York State. Check out the New York State Children's Environmental Health Centers Network COVID-19 resource page to get information on guidelines on how to safely use disinfecting chemicals in the home and other resources. Healthcare providers may also use the Network's Prescription for Prevention on Green Cleaning to educate the families they serve on safer cleaning practices.

All diseases have an environmental component, and researchers at the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research are studying how early environmental exposures affect life health, disease, and development. The “exposome” is the measurement of all exposures from conception to death, including the social and physical environment, chemicals, and diet. Environmental exposures that occur in utero and during childhood are particularly critical to help us understand the development of disease and translate those findings into new strategies for prevention and treatment.

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We provide informational materials to help educate the community about children’s environmental health.

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In 2018, the CEHC community celebrated ten years of supporting and promoting children’s environmental health research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Thanks in part to the philanthropic support of the CEHC and other major donors, Mount Sinai leads the field both in discovering environmental causes of disease and reinventing the science on how we approach the complex impact of the environment on human health throughout the full life course. Our internationally renowned and talented team of scientists, combined with cutting-edge technology in the Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environment Health Sciences Laboratory, are making breakthroughs possible.

To join our community, make a contribution today. For more information, please contact Brooke Wershaw in the Office of Development at (646) 877-5696.

We hold a variety of events to help advance children’s environmental health research and educate the community.  Upcoming and recent events:

Upcoming Events

2021 National Pesticides Forum
Confronting Health Threats, Climate Disasters, and Biodiversity Collapse with a Toxic-Free Future.
Virtual Conference—May 25, June 1, June 8 and June 25, 2021
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Spring 2021 Lunchtime Chat Series
How the Environment is Shaping the Health of Generations: what scientists want you to know to protect your children, families, and communities Weds, 1pm EST, March 17th-June 2nd 2021
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Previous Events

Simple Steps to Safeguard Your Family from Toxic Environmental Exposures
Hudson River Park Mothers Group 
June 18, 2019
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Cracking the Code Luncheon
April 15, 2019
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Community Pesticides Forum 
April 5-6, 2019  
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Citizen Science in NYC School Communities Teacher Training Workshop
Feb 9, 2019
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Clinical Climate Change
January 12, 2019
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Press Releases & In the News for the Children's Environmental Health Center

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