Programs & Resources

PRCCEH Program

Academy for Environmental Exposure Reduction

High school short-course on endocrine disrupting chemicals and researching health hazards.

Teachers in a classroom for training
PRCCEH Program

Teachers Institute of Philadelphia Environmental Health Curriculum

Teacher training to develop curriculum on environmental health topics.

Tired child being observed by two doctors.
PRCCEH Program

Regional Consultations on Environmental Health

Consultations for clinicians caring for patients with lead poisoning and environmental health issues

Toddler playing in a sandbox.
PRCCEH Program

Pilot Project Funding

Funding for researchers and nonprofit organizations for innovative children’s environmental health research and implementing that research in the community.

Toddler playing with toys at a daycare center.
PRCCEH Program

Webinars for Childcare Providers

Videos specifically for childcare centers and schools on environmental health topics.

Doctor using stethoscope while mother holds child.
PRCCEH Program

Prescriptions for Prevention Program

This program screens patients for environmental risks and automatically provides them and their healthcare providers with printed counseling materials.

Mother feeding with spoon her little baby at home.
External Resource

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT)

This toolkit is for clinicians to be able to provide simple, evidenced-based steps to families on how to reduce toxic exposures in their daily lives.

Child drinking cup of water by a window.
External Resource

Free Well Water Testing

In general, private well owners in PA are eligible for free, limited water testing through Penn State Extension’s Drinking Water Program, funded by the CDC Environmental Health Capacity Program.

Researchers in lab
External Resource

Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing and Clinical Follow Up

View the NASEM’s most recent guidance on clinical evaluation and testing for PFAS exposure.

Clean water being poured in a glass.
External Resource

Free Philadelphia Water Quality Testing

If you are concerned about lead in your water, the Philadelphia Water Department will conduct free water quality tests.

Group of kids playing in a park.
External Resource

PFT Healthy Schools Tracker

Mobile App allows users to identify and report specific problems with building conditions in Philadelphia schools.

Child playing blocks with woman on carpet in bedroom.
External Resource

Protect Your Child from Toxic Chemicals in Furniture & Carpets

Fact sheet on reducing chemical exposure from carpets and furniture in your home.

Pregnant woman looking at label of baby food in a grocery store aisle.
External Resource

How Toxic Chemicals Impact Health

Fact sheet on how toxic chemicals can impact you and your family’s health.

Assortment of personal care produce bottles.
External Resource

What Chemicals are in your Personal Care Products?

Search EWG’s recommendations of non-toxic personal care products and discover if your favorite items have toxic chemicals.

Child drinking water from the kitchen sink.
External Resource

What’s in Your Your Tap Water?

EWG created a database on tap water quality where you can search your zip code and see the common contaminants in your tap water system.

Fruits and vegetables dunked in water.
External Resource

What Chemicals are in Your Food?

EWG’s Food Score database tells you what chemicals are in the food products and provides a list of health concerns associated with each chemical if there are any.

External Resource

Pennsylvania Health Action Network

In need of health insurance for you or your child? PHAN’s free helpline provides assistance in understanding, applying for and enrolling in health coverage.

Researcher with beakers.
PRCCEH Program

Workshops and Continuing Education for Researchers

To enhance basic research skills that pertain to children’s environmental health, we will strongly encourage early-stage investigators and researchers to enroll in workshops and continuing education courses.

Two kids blowing bubbles.
External Resource

Air Fresheners Low in Volatile Organic Compounds

Air Fresheners can be sources of toxic chemicals in your home. Use this database to identify the least toxic air fresheners you can use to keep your home asthma and allergy friendly!

Cleaning supply bottles and the ingredients needed to do-it-yourself cleaning fluid.
External Resource

Volatile Organic Compounds in your Home

Where can volatile organic chemicals be found in your home? Find out where they are and how to lower your family’s exposure.

Hands putting lotion on.
External Resource

EWG’s Guide to Healthier Sunscreens

Search EWG’s database for less toxic sunscreens for you and your children.

CSOCast screengrab
External Resource

Map of Sewers Contaminating Philadelphia Waterways

When it rains, raw sewage from homes flows into Philadelphia waterways. Use this map to find out when and where it’s happening.

External Resource

Hazardous Waste Sites Near You

Use the map linked on the webpage to identify current and past hazardous waste cleanup sites in your community.

Cigarette and smoke.
External Resource

Quit Smoking

For free counseling on quitting smoking and/or medication to help quit, call 1-800- QUITNOW or visit this website.

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