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News and Research

Highlighting the latest studies, commentaries and news stories in the field of reproductive and children's environmental health

Doctor in Lab

PEHSU PFAS ("Forever Chemicals") ECHO Series Recordings Available!

Please use the provided links (below) to access the recordings of our PFAS ECHO Series Sessions: Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 4– Session 5– Session 6…

Dad and Baby at the beach

Announcing the PEHT!

Announcing the PEHT! Do you get questions from parents about environmental health topics such as PFAS or heavy metals in baby foods or air pollution? The PEHT is here to help! The Pediatric Environmental…


PFAS Guidance

Link to IDPH PFAS Guidance (Memorandum)

Boy drinking water

Pediatric Grand Rounds Recording Available

Previously presented Pediatric Grand Rounds are loaded onto a Kaltura Channel for easy viewing. You can access from here Presentations are normally available within 2-3 business days (unless the presenter declined to…

2022 Repro Conference Agenda

SPH Healthy Eating Video Series- Produced by Trina Fresco

Please click the link below to view our full Healthy Eating Video Series Healthy Video Series Remix Challenge: Recreate any of our videos or record yourself preparing your own healthy recipes. Send your…

Cleaner Air While Cooking Infographic

Clean Air While You Cook

Improving indoor air quality is good for the health of you and your children, especially for children with asthma. Because children spend many hours inside, decreasing exposures indoors could have profound health impacts. In…

PFAS foam

New PFAS Videos- Featuring Dr. Nicholas Newman

The PFAS Videos can be found here:   Link to CME Webinar:   

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Dr. Susan Buchanan Featured on Environmental Health Podcast

Dr. Susan Buchanan Featured on Healthy Living, Healthy Planet Radio to discuss Increasing Effects of Toxins on Health & Environment     Please click the link below to Healthy Living Healthy Planet Radio’s…

child in desert

Grand Rounds: The Climate Crisis

Health Effects in Pregnancy, the Role of the Healthcare Providers, and the Plastic Speculum Jellyfish by Marie A. Cabiya, M.D. and Gary Loy M.D.   Link to the Grand Rounds: Climate Change Loy…

Webinar Flyer


We’re happy to announce the details of our next webinar on October 27, Wednesday at 7am Chicago/Guadalajara (GMT-5). The webinar is about “Catalyzing the Global Phase-out of Lead Paints”, and is co-organized by…

Two medical professionals converse in a hospital hallway while wearing personal protective equipment.

COVID rates among children in U.S. increasing

Earlier recommendations on school openings may be reexamined in light of new data, though people under the age of 20 are still thought to be less susceptible to the virus.

Paint peels away from a wall board.

Global lead exposure in children

UNICEF and Pure Earth found nearly 800 million children across the world have elevated lead levels, calling on large-scale public health interventions.

A mother holds her baby in her arms as the baby walks in shallow river water.

Air pollution, heat exposure and birth outcomes

Ozone and PM2.5 were found to correlate with increased risk for adverse birth outcomes among births in the United States, particularly among mothers with asthma and Black mothers.

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