Resources for Parents

The Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC) produces a variety of fact sheets that provide simple steps to minimize toxic exposure in everyday life. To learn more about these simple solutions, please read our fact sheets.

Dr. Landrigan’s Summer Suggestions
As the weather gets warmer, learn how to protect your family from pesticide exposure and the sun’s harmful rays, as well as how to choose safe summer foods.

Dr. Landrigan’s Back to School Tips
Learn how to promote a greener environment at your child’s school. Prevent dispersion of air pollutants from idling cars and school buses, eliminate classroom germs, and avoid lead, phthalates, and BPA in everyday food containers.

Lead in Toys
Learn why it’s important to avoid all painted toys, including brightly colored plastic ones.

Plastics – BPA and Phthalates
Which plastics are the safest for your children? CEHC teaches which plastics to choose and which ones to avoid.

Plastics and Lunch Containers
Ensure that your child is using the safest containers for his or her school lunch.

Simple Steps to Protect Your Family from Toxins in Our Everyday World
Pediatrician Maida Galvez, MD, MPH of the Mount Sinai Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU), and Rhonda Sherwood, Vice Chairman of CEHC’s Executive Board, outline simple steps to prevent toxic exposure at home.

Sun Exposure
Solar radiation is hazardous for children. Learn what you can do to minimize harmful exposure.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Learn about volatile organic compounds (VOCs), what household products contain them, and what you can do to prevent VOC exposure.