Endocrine Disruptors Overview

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are man-made substances that interfere with the production or function of hormones. Two examples of EDCs with known adverse health effects are Bisphenol A and phthalates. Exposure to these chemicals is widespread, but simple steps can reduce risk of harm.

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Long Island Children’s Environmental Health Centers

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Contact us for information concerning environmental exposures in children and in women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or considering pregnancy.

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Cohen Children’s Hospital – Main WebsiteMap

SUNY Stony Brook – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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Covering NY Counties:
Nassau, Suffolk

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Cohen Children’s Hospital (part of Northwell Health) and the State University of New York at Stony Brook are premier health institutions serving Long Island.

Working together, our institutions represent a network of health, academic and community partners across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, serving children and their families across the spectrum of public health and clinical needs.

Our goal is to mitigate the underlying causes of disease that disproportionally affect communities confronting poverty and other barriers to success. We envision equal opportunities for all children to thrive and achieve.

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Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center

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

Located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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Covering NY Counties:
NYC (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond)

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The Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is a Center of Excellence at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Founded in 1999, we have received core support from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Our mission in the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit is to provide clinical consultation and education to families, health care professionals, public health officials, and community organizations who have concerns regarding children’s environmental health.

The Region 2 PEHSU serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is a member of a national and international network of PEHSUs.

PEHSUs are located across the United States as well as in Canada, Mexico, Argentina and Europe. PEHSU East (Regions 1-5) is managed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and PEHSU West (Regions 2-6) is managed by the American College of Medical Toxicology.

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Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley

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

The Center is hosted at New York Medical College and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla NY – Main Website Map
Phone: 914-493-7585

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Covering NY Counties:
Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

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The Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley boasts a multidisciplinary team, including physicians, nurses, social workers, epidemiologists, statisticians, researchers, and experts in environmental health, all dedicated to protecting children against environmental threats.

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Albany Med’s Center for Pediatric Environmental Health

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

Located at The Albany Medical College – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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Covering NY Counties:
Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery,Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren, Washington

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Whether you child needs a simple checkup or treatment for a more serious illness or injury, The Children’s Hospital at Albany Med, the region’s only hospital exclusively for children, is here, ready to provide the highest quality of care available today.

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Upstate Children’s Environmental Health Center

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

Located at SUNY Upstate Medical University – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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Covering NY Counties:
Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence

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The Center is part of a network of state funded Centers of Excellence that work to discover the environmental causes of disease in children and disseminate information to a wide variety of audiences.. The Center provides services to eight counties in Central New York and works closely with the Upstate Poison Center to address concerns related to children’s environmental health.

The Center provides training to medical providers, nurses and other public health professionals, parents, teachers and policy makers in Central New York on various environmental threats to children.

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Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center

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Located at University of Rochester Medical Center/Golisano Children’s Hospital – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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

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Golisano Children’s Hospital is committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care to children and their families at every step during their hospital stay. Our goal is to work with you as a team, keep you involved and always be responsive to your child’s health care needs.

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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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Western New York Children’s Environmental Health Center

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

Located at SUNY Buffalo – Main Website – Map
Phone: Toll Free (866)-265-6201

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Covering NY Counties:
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming

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From our founding as a medical school in 1846, to paving the way for future physicians, the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences builds upon its proud legacy of teaching, patient care and scientific discovery.

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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.