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The Center is one of 10 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) across the country dedicated to reproductive and children's environmental health issues. Our primary area of focus is EPA Region 5, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Our PEHSU has experts in pediatrics, toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine, and reproductive health. We work with physicians, parents, schools, community groups, and public health agencies to address reproductive and children's environmental health issues.
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The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health recognizes that African American communities have historically suffered from a disproportionate burden of environmental pollution. Combined with the adverse health effects caused by lack of access to medical care, fresh food, and community economic investment, the additional burden of living with poor air quality, contaminated drinking water and soil, and older housing stock is absolutely unacceptable and must be remedied. To that end, the national PEHSU network, with input from this Center, is currently undertaking a strategic planning process that increases our focus on ending environmental injustice. We look forward to increasing our efforts in this arena.
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Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.