We offer a number of important fact sheets, offering information and resources to health care providers, patients, and the public.
Environmental Safety for Professionals
Learn more about how to protect patients from the dangers of plastic, melamine, fracturing, oil spills, and heavy metals.
- Health Care Provider Guide to Safer Plastics Fact Sheet
- Health Care Provider Guide to Safer Plastics Fact Sheet – Spanish
- Melamine: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals
- Melamine: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals – Chinese
- Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing Information for Health Professionals
- Oil Spill Information for Health Care Professionals
- Oil Spill Information for Health Care Professionals – Vietnamese
- PBDE National Fact Sheet
Fact Sheets for the General Public
Find out how you can protect yourself from the environmental ravages of hurricanes, oil spills, floods, fires, and fracturing, as well as from potentially harmful plastics.
- Hurricane Fact Sheet
- Natural Gas Extraction and Hydraulic Fracturing Information for Parents and Community Members
- Oil Spill Information for Patients
- Oil Spill Information for Patients – Vietnamese
- Patient Guide to Safer Plastics
- Patient Guide to Safer Plastics – Spanish
- Resources for Homes and Schools Affected by Flooding
- Wild Fires Acute Phase Fact Sheet
- Wild Fires Acute Phase Fact Sheet – Spanish
- Wild Fires Recovery Fact Sheet
- Wild Fires Recovery Fact Sheet - Spanish
PEHSU Regional Fact Sheets
If you live in the greater New York area, or were on site at the World Trade Center on or soon after 9/11, these fact sheets can help you assess your risks and seek appropriate remediation or treatment.
- Considerations for children and their families following the East Harlem Building collapse
- Consideraciones para los niños y sus familias tras el colapso del edificio East Harlem
- WTC Air Pollutants Fact Sheet
- WTC Asbestos Fact Sheet
- WTC Dioxins Fact Sheet
- WTC Lead Fact Sheet
- WTC Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Fact Sheet
- WTC Volatile Organic Compounds Fact Sheet
Dumping of Construction Materials in Suffolk County, NY: Clinical Guidance and Resources on Managing Environmental Exposures
For those exposed to potential toxins from these construction materials, these resources may help.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - English
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Spanish
- Resource Guide - English
- Resource Guide - Spanish
Learn more about environmental toxins in home products.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Learn more about environmental toxins usd for pest management.
Tips for Travelers
For those traveling to the Virgin Islands, the following sheets address pesticide exposure specific to that area.
Additional Fact Sheets
Below we address facts about artificial turf, cell phones, sunscreens, biomonitoring, and how to make your own life a little more “green.”