The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment (MACCHE)
Children are routinely exposed to environmental toxins in where they live, work and play, i.e. in their homes, schools, work places for adolescents, and their yards, parks, playgrounds and other recreational locations. Where can residents of the Mid-Atlantic find unbiased and reliable information on environmental toxins and their effects on children? Where can parents and caregivers find answers about a known or suspected substance that they are concerned may affect their child’s health? Where can health professionals get information about known or suspected exposures to environmental health hazards?
The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment (MACCHE) is one of ten pediatric environmental health specialty units in the US. Based
Serving DC, MD, VA, WV, DE, PA
For questions on children’s environmental health call:
at Children's National Medical Center, the Mid-Atlantic Center's services are available at no cost to those who live and work in Washington, DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia.
MACCHE is funded by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since 2006, The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment has educated over 20,000 people on children’s environmental health and responded to over 300 requests for consultation on environmental health problems. Read more about our services and how you can use the Mid-Atlantic Center as a resource here!
Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 317
Washington, DC 20007 E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 202-471-4829 Toll free: 1-866-622-2431
MACCHE News and Upcoming Events
Dr. Jerome Paulson discusses how the home environment affects health. Read more.
Dr. Jerome Paulson discusses recent findings of arsenic in rice. Read more.
Dr. Jerome Paulson, along with other physicians and scientists, calls for a moratorium on mountaintop removal.
Dr. Jerome Paulson was featured in the Washington Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics News regarding climate change and chemical policy reforms. Read more. Dr. Jerome Paulson serves on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read his comments on EPA Administrator Nominee Gina McCarthy. Dr. Jerome Paulson was featured in The Patriot-News on environmentally related asthma and allergies. Read more. Dr. Jerome Paulson explains why children are susceptible to risks from exposure to toxic chemicals in the Chicago Tribune. Read more. Dr. Jerome Paulson was featured in a New York Times article on new parents purging their homes of toxins. Read more.Upcoming Events
Webinar: What is a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
How it Can Serve You and Your Constituents
Presented by The Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, a program of
Children’s National Medical Center
Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSUs) are a FREE health resource on children’s environmental health to the constituents in your region. PEHSU centers are established for each federal region of the United States, providing academic and credible information on environmental health issues. Presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment, webinar participants will be provided with an overview of the PEHSU network, our services, examples of patient case studies and ideas for collaboration.
Speaker: Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health
The George Washington University
Medical Director for National & Global Affairs
Child Health Advocacy Institute
Director of the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment
Children’s National Medical Center
These web pages were 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 PEHSU publications.