The Mid-America Pediatric Environmental Health
Specialty Unit (MAPEHSU) is one of 13 Pediatric Environmental
Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) located in the continental United
States and in Canada and Mexico.
The PEHSU Program was established in 1998 by the Association of
Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC). The goal of the
PEHSU Program is to increase awareness and knowledge of pediatric
PEHSU sites receive their funding from the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency-Region 7 (EPA-7). Funds are administered
through the AOEC.
The objective of the PEHSU Program is to increase the knowledge
base of pediatric environmental medicine for health professionals
by providing a forum for knowledge sharing and
collaboration between environmental specialists and
The AOEC is a network of more than 60 clinics in the
United States and Canada that evaluate and treat patients with
occupational and environmental exposures. The AOEC is
responsible for the overall management of PEHSU activities.
This website was supported by the Association of Occupational
and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and funded (in part) by the
cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-03 from the Agency
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
supports the PEHSU by providing funds to ATSDR under Inter-Agency
Agreement number DW-75-92301301-0. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse
the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in