The Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is one of 10 regional federally funded clinical and educational centers. The mission of the PEHSU is to provide clinical consultation and education to families, health care professionals, public health officials, and community organizations who have concerns regarding environmental exposures in children and pregnant women.
The Region 2 PEHSU is located in New York City at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and is a member of a national network of PEHSUs. PEHSU East (Federal Regions 1-5) is managed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and PEHSU West (Federal Regions 6-10) is managed by the American College of Medical Toxicology. There are also satellite PEHSUs in Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Europe.
Founded in 1999, our PEHSU has received core support from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).