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Harry, 8 months

Jakson, 8 and Isa, 10

collect a water sample from the

East River in the East Harlem

neighborhood of New York City.

The Forever Chemicals


Grace, 7, starts 3rd grade

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School Air Quality

Saratoga Springs

East Side Recreation Park

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The mission of NYSCEHC (or “NYSCHECK”) is to prevent, diagnose, and treat environmentally related conditions for families across New York State. As the first state-based model for pediatric environmental health services in the country, New York now has dedicated pediatric champions across the state working together to protect and promote children’s health and the environment.

The New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers (“NYSCHECK”) were launched in 2017 by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The origins of the Network go back to 2006 when NYSDOH provided seed funding for the Network to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) which now serves as the NYSCHECK Coordinating Center.

For more details and history click here. 

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 as lead, secondhand smoke, mold, and radon. More…

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New York State is served by centers spanning Buffalo to Long Island. These Centers cover every county in the state. If you have a question or concern regarding a matter of child health and an environmental factor, please find your Center below.

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