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Poison Control Center

 

logo_poisoncontrol_lgPoison Control Center in New York City

(800) 222-1222

 

 

Offers instant help if the parent is worried a child has exposed to a poison: (800) 222-1222
 
If someone has been potentially exposed to a poison and is awake and alert, you should call the NYC Poison Control Center immediately, even if there are no symptoms of poisoning. For ingested poisons, do not try to make the person throw up. If the person is unconscious, convulsing, having seizures or having trouble breathing, call 911.

 

El Centro de Toxicología de la ciudad de Nueva York ofrece ayuda instantánea a padres de familia que sospechan que su hijo ha estado expuesto a un tóxico. Si alguien tuvo potencialmente una exposición a un tóxico o veneno y está consciente y alerta, llame al Centro de Toxicología inmediatamente, aún si la persona no presenta síntomas de envenenamiento. Para tóxicos ingeridos, no haga que la persona vomite. Si la persona está inconsciente, convulsiona, o tiene problemas para respirar llame al 911.

 


 
 

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

 
pehsu logoRegion 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)

866-265-6201

 

The Region 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) is a Center of Excellence at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai serving New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
The PEHSU team is dedicated to protecting children from environmental hazards, and improving awareness of children’s health issues, especially chronic, low-level exposures to air and water pollution, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, asthma triggers such as mold, pesticides, and chemicals in consumer products.
 
Services

• Consultations with primary care doctors and allied health professionals on the medical management of environmentally related diseases in their patients

• Guidance and practical advice to reduce exposures to environmental toxins

• Education and outreach activities to healthcare professionals and communities

 

Find more information in this brochure.

 

La Unidad Pediatrica Especializada en Salud Ambiental (PEHSU por las siglas en inglés) es un centro de Excelencia de La Escuela de Medicina Icahn en el Monte Sinaí que sirve a los estados de Nueva Jersey, Nueva York, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Virgenes de EE.UU.
 
El equipo PEHSU está dedicado a proteger a los niños de peligros ambientales como la exposición crónica a bajos niveles de aire contaminado y agua, metales pesados, desencadenantes de asma como el moho, pesticidas, y químicos presentes en los productos de los consumidores.
 
Los servicios que ofrecen la unidad son: consultas con doctores de salud primaria, guia y consejos prácticos para reducir exposiciones a toxinas ambientales, y educación para profesionales de la salud y comunidad. Encuentre más información aquí.

 


 

Environmental Pediatrics Clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 
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The clinic provides outpatient clinical evaluations and coordinated services for children with known or suspected exposures to environmental toxins (such as lead, mercury, environmental asthma triggers).
 
Español: El centro ambulatorio provee evaluaciones de consulta externa y coordinación de servicios para niños con exposiciones presuntas o conocidas a toxinas ambientales (como el plomo, mercurio y desencadenantes de asma)
 
 


 

Environmental asthma triggers: Organizations that provide in-home asthma interventions for NYC families

 

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AirNYC 

349 E 149th St #405 The Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 577-2794

 

AIRnyc is a non-profit organization that helps families stay healthy, active, and out of the hospital through better self-management. Community Health Workers visit families at home to help children and adults with asthma stay healthy and out of the hospital. Community health workers speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc. Home visits are performed from Mondays to Saturdays.

Find more information about home visit referrals here.

 

AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de mejor auto-cuidado.Los trabajadores comunitarios hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información aquí.

 


NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program

 

The NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) can help children and adults with asthma by identifying asthma triggers in their home and finding ways to avoid them. HNP provides free home assessments to children and adults diagnosed with persistent asthma by a health care provider. If HNP staff find environmental asthma triggers or other home health hazards, the program will work with building owners to correct the problems.
 
To get a home assessment a health care provider should have referred you to HNP .
 
You can print out this Asthma Referral Form (PDF) and give it to your health care provider during your next visit. More information here.

 

El Programa de Vecinos Saludables (HNP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a niños y adultos con asma identificando desecandenantes en el hogar y la manera de evitarlos. El programa ofrece evaluaciones gratis a personas diagnosticadas con asma persistente por el doctor.
 
Para obtener una evaluación del hogar, el doctor debe haberlo remitido al programa HNP.
 
Imprima esta hoja de remisión y entréguela a su doctor en su próxima visita médica.

 


lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Family Health Service

333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029 | (646) 672-5254

 
For East Harlem families (zip codes 10029, 10035).
 
The free environmental health program by the LSA Family Health Service helps identify and reduce the asthma triggers in your home. Their services include assistance with pest control (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others). Community Health Workers speak English and Spanish. For service, contact the Asthma Program at (646) 672-5254

 

El programa de salud ambiental gratuita de la organización LSA ayuda a familias a identificar y reducir los desencadenantes de asma en su hogar. Sus servicios incluyen asistencia con el control de plagas (cucarachas, ratones, moho, chinches, y otros). Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios hablan inglés y español. Para obtener servicios, contacte el programa de asma al (646) 672-5254.

 


 

Lead Poisoning

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NYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention

Offers services for families affected by lead poisoning (including home visits) and resources for healthcare providers caring for children and pregnant women.

 

 


 

kisspng-logo-childrens-hospital-at-montefiore-brand-fon-peter-maccallum-cancer-centre-5b52c60fdec8d3.8558000815321513119125Regional Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
(718) 547-2789 | LeadProgram@montefiore.org

 

 

When coming to to the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore for an appointment, please bring:

  • Patient’s last blood lead level
  • Housing information on any recent renovations or alterations
  • Any Department of Health or Department of Housing inspection reports
  • Other information related to possible sources of exposure
  • Physician referral document

 


 

Mold Busters at NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority)

 
Mold and Leak Ombudsperson Call Center (OCC)

718-707-7771
 

To report mold or a leak in your apartment and initiate the Mold Busters process, call the Customer Contact Center (CCC) at 718-707-7771 or use the MyNYCHA app.

 

Do not call the OCC unless you have first contacted NYCHA regarding a particular mold or leak problem and are dissatisfied with NYCHA’s performance.

 
The Court has appointed César de Castro as the Ombudsperson to consider complaints from Residents if NYCHA fails to comply with that order. Mr. de Castro will address NYCHA residents’ complaints about leak, mold and excess moisture repair orders. Find more information here.

 


 

Tobacco Issues

 
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New York State Smoking Quit Line

(866) 697-8487

 

 

New York State Smoking Quit Line provides free support to individuals who are interested in tobacco cessation: https://www.nysmokefree.com/ or call (866) NY-QUITS (866) 697-8487

 

 

 


 

New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers

 
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NYSCEHC

One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029

 

The mission of NYS CEHC (or “NYSCHECK”) is to prevent, diagnose, and treat environmentally related conditions for families across New York State, and is the first state-based model for pediatric environmental health services in the country.
 
Main areas of work: clinical consultations, screening families for environmental health hazards, education and training to the healthcare community, promote programs and policies to protect children, community partnerships.

 


 

Prescriptions for Prevention

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http://nyscheck.org/rx

The “prescriptions” provide information on how New York families can address common environmental health concerns. The front of each prescription explains simple steps for reducing the exposure. The back of each prescription lists key resources that families can use to help address the concern. Learn more visiting nyscheck.org/rx