Patient Care in Children's Environmental Health
The Children’s Environmental Health Center at the Icahn School of Medicine provides medical care to children who have been affected by environmental exposures. To date, CEHC pediatricians have provided care and guidance to the families of over 5,000 children who have experienced toxic environmental exposures or are suspected of suffering from diseases of environmental origin.
CEHC works through the Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) to provide clinical consultation and education to families, health care professionals, public health officials, and community organizations with concerns regarding children's environmental health. The Mount Sinai PEHSU is a member of a national and international network of PEHSUs supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC). PEHSUs are located across the United States, as well as in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, and Europe. These PEHSUs form a network that is capable of responding to requests throughout the country, and they offer advice on prevention, diagnosis, management, and treatment of environmentally-related health effects in children. To contact the Mount Sinai PEHSU, call 1-866-265-6201.
Because children’s environmental health covers a wide variety of issues, the PEHSU network is comprised of experts in pediatrics, allergy/immunology, neurodevelopment, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, nursing, and other specialized areas.
The Mount Sinai PEHSU has worked additionally with the New York State Assembly to create a network of Centers of Excellence in Children's Environmental Health (CECEHs) that now span New York State, including one CECEH co-located with the PEHSU in the Icahn School of Medicine.
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