Reproductive and Child Health Resources

Pregnant women, infants, and children face a disproportionate risk from exposures to environmental contaminants.  These resources will help you educate patients, families and your community about the risks they face and how to best protect themselves and their children.


Reproductive Roulette  Evidence shows that reproductive health is declining as human exposures to toxic chemicals are increasing.  Learn more in this self-guided slideshow.

Air Pollution and Pregnancy: Information for Prenatal Health Care Providers  Tips for pregnant women on how to best avoid air pollution and promote a healthy pregnancy.

Tracey Woodruff, PhD, Director of the UCSF Program on Reproductive Health and the Environment, speaks about the startling results of a study of the toxic chemicals found in pregnant women.

Child Health

10 Facts on Children’s Environmental Health  WHO’s ten facts on children’s environmental health provide a brief but eye-opening look at global pediatric environmental health issues.

Body Burden: The Pollution in Newborns  Find out what scientists from the Environmental Working Group learned when they took blood and urine samples from ten Americans.  Learn eye-opening information about body burden in children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable populations.

Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit  Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Toolkit contains easy-to-use reference guides on preventing toxic exposures to infants and children.

PBDEs: Information for Pediatric Health Professionals  What pediatric health care providers need to know about PBDE (flame retardant) exposures in children.

Vulnerable Populations Part of the E-Textbook Environmental Health in Nursing

Assessment Tools

We have many different assessment tools that can be used with both reproductive age women and pediatrics. Please go to our Assessment Tool page to download.