Our mission is to mitigate the effect of environmental toxicants on communities confronting disparities in health and wealth. Central to our work is partnering with community organizations.
Our core partner is the Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc. (HBCAC). HBCAC provides environmental health education for children and families through their Prevention Is The Cure™ campaign. Significant policy changes include the “Toxin Free Toddlers and Babies Act” which made Suffolk County the first in the nation to ban the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups containing Bisphenol A (BPA), and the “Safer Sales Slip Act,” which banned BPA from thermal receipt papers.
We also administer community-based programming, including Cyclopedia (cyclopedia.us) and Cada Paso (cadapaso.us). Families and youth access food, education and health resources to address environmental toxicants; and, participants improve their neighborhoods through citizen science and civic engagement activities to reduce the prevalence of toxicants.
Contact us regarding environmental exposures in children or in women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or considering pregnancy; or to request information on an environmental health topic of concern to you.
Please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Or call us toll free at (866)-265-6201.
Covering NY Counties:
Dumping of Construction Materials in Suffolk County, NY: Clinical Guidance and Resources on Managing Environmental Exposures
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