Prescriptions for Prevention

Our environmental pediatricians, together with partners, created “Prescriptions for Prevention” that provide information on how New York families can address common environmental health concerns such [...]

Mercury Overview

Mercury is a naturally occurring metallic element that can be harmful to the nervous system if high quantities of elemental vapor are breathed, or if [...]

Pesticides Overview

Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill or repel insects, rodents, plants, or mold in our crops, schools, homes, and play places. Children are primarily [...]

Mold Overview

Mold is a common concern that parents contact us about.  When moisture or water damage is not quickly and effectively fixed, mold can grow [...]

Lead Overview

Lead is a metal that has been used in the past in gasoline and pain, and can currently be found in many household products. [...]

Endocrine Disruptors Overview

An Overview of Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs, also known as Endocrine Disruptors or Endocrine Disrupters) are substances found in a variety of [...]

Asbestos Overview

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that were once used widely in insulation, brake pads, and other products. All new uses [...]