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Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center

The Rochester center is located at the University of Rochester Medical Center/Golisano Children’s Hospital, serving 15 counties in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

This center focuses on providing services those who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or considering pregnancy as well as children. The site educates the population it serves on environmental health hazards from air, food, and water that may affect mothers. Additionally, Rochester CEHC focuses on environmental health stressors that may be hazards for pregnant women, such as chemicals that can pass from mother to baby.

Rochester CEHC site has created the Healthy Homes DVD project, which can be found on YouTube, in order to reduce pollution in the home. The topics on this DVD include air quality, asbestos, chemicals, lead, and mold.

Contact Us:
Contact us for information concerning environmental exposures in children and in women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or considering pregnancy. Experienced health care providers will provide you with the knowledge and counsel you seek.

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Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center
UR Medicine-Golisano Children’s Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester NY 14642
Toll free: 844-352-2430 (844-FLCEHC-0)

FLCEHC Co-Director: Ruth A Lawrence, MD
FLCEHC Co-Director: Richard K Miller, PhD

You can also use the form at the bottom of this page.

Covering NY Counties:
Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, University of Rochester, Wayne, Yates

Our services include:

CLINICAL CONSULTATIONS
Our multi-disciplinary team provides evidence-based environmental health consultations for families
with children, pregnant and breastfeeding women, and health care professionals via telephone
consultations, telemedicine visits, and clinical visits.
Pharmacology/Toxicology: Richard K Miller, PhD
Breastfeeding and Pediatrics: Casey B. Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, Med
Medical Toxicologist: Timothy Wiegand, MD
Pediatric Pulmonology/Asthma: Augusto Litonjua, MD, MPH
Reproductive-Developmental Toxicology: Rogelio Perez-D’Gregorio, MD, MS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
FLCEHC trains health care professionals and trainees to incorporate environmental health into routine
health care. Together with partners, we educate families and communities about environmental health.
Environmental Health Scholar: Sandra Jee, MD, MPH
Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer D Becker, MPH

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Together with diverse community partners, we work to promote programs and policies that protect and
improve children’s health. Our primary partner is the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning .

Other partners include:
MotherToBaby UR Medicine
Breastfeeding and Human Lactation Study Center
Western NY Lead Poisoning Resource Center, Rochester Office
Community Engagement Core of U of R’s Environmental Health Sciences Center
Healthy Baby Network

Resources

YouTube link to Healthy Homes DVD Project

Click here for resources about topics that pertain to the Rochester area including brochures, county health departments, and community outreach.

Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center (FLCEHC)
Environmental health hazards include physical hazards and toxic substances that may enter our bodies through air, food, or water. They can have many negative effects on physical, mental, and emotional health. More…

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Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center

Environmental health hazards include physical hazards and toxic substances that may enter our bodies through air, food, or water. They can have many negative effects on physical, mental, and emotional health. These effects can include:

  • Physical illness
  • Long lasting injury
  • Mental damage
  • Fertility problems
  • Miscarriages
  • Birth defects
  • Cancer

Some environmental health hazards can cause effects soon after exposure, while others may not cause effects for many years. Being aware of these hazards and taking action to avoid them contributes to a lifetime of well-being.

The Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center (FLCEHC) center serves all who are considering pregnancy or who are already pregnant or breastfeeding. Environmental exposures affect the mother and also can pass from her body to the baby through the placenta or breast milk These exposures can affect the baby’s growth and development. Breastfeeding is beneficial for both mother and baby so reducing exposure to environmental contaminants is important for long term health.

We serve children because they are at high risk for the effects of environmental exposure. Their brains and bodies are still developing, their hand-to-mouth behavior increases likelihood of ingesting toxic substances,and they spend more time close to the ground where hazards are often found. Children can be exposed in the home, playing outside, or in other buildings like daycare or school.