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EPA: Pesticides

 
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twitter.com/epa | Contact Information
 
Learn about pesticides, ingredients, how you can protect your children’s health and the environment, and more. Visit epa.gov/pesticides for information.
 
Updated on June 9, 2021
 


Find Public Parks & Recreation Centers

 
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311 | 212-NEW-YORK outside the five boroughs
twitter.com/nycparks | facebook.com/nycparks
 
Visit nycgovparks.org/parks and click “Search by Location and/or Facilities” to tailor your search to your zip code, borough, or recreational interest.
Locate recreational centers at https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/recreationcenters.
 
Participants at recreational centers must be registered members. Learn how to register at nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation-centers/membership. Membership is free for youth under 18 residing in New York City!
 
Other parks in New York City: In addition to City parks, the five boroughs of New York also possess beautiful state and national parks, waiting to be explored and enjoyed. Get to know where they are and discover beaches, piers, museums, and landmark attractions! Go to https://www.nycgovparks.org/park-features/other-parks-in-nyc
 
Updated on March 28th, 2021
 


Safer Personal Care Products App by EWG

 
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While shopping, use the Environmental Working Group (EWG) “Healthy Living” database to select safer products for your and your children. Visit ewg.org/skindeep (or download the app on your phone).
 
Learn more about safe personal care products at nyscheck.org/RXP/NYS/rx_english_PersonalCareInfant_NYS_PDF_WEB.pdf
 
Updated on March 28, 2021
 

Cooling Centers

 

Cooling Centers: When the heat index, which is an estimate of how it feels when air temperature and humidity are combined, is predicted to be dangerously high, New York City opens cooling centers in air-conditioned facilities to offer people relief from the heat. If you are outside and feeling discomfort, find a cooling center near you. Check NYC’s daily heat index here.

 

Centros para Refrescarse: Cuando la predicción del índice de calor es alto, es decir, la estimación de que tanto calor se siente debido a la temperatura y humedad, la ciudad de Nueva York abre Centros para Refrescarse en recintos con aire acondicionado para que el público se alivie del calor. Encuentra Centros para Refrescarse cerca a ti. Revisa el indice diario de calor aquí.


Get Cool NYC Air Conditioner Program (60+)

 
nyc311-logo Get Cool Air Conditioner Program Website
Enrollment form
311
 
This program is available to income-qualified adults aged 60 and older who receive certain benefits including but not limited to Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or live in subsidized housing.
 
See if you are eligible by completing an online eligibility form or by calling 3-1-1.
 
If you cannot access the form or have any trouble with it, you can call 3-1-1 and select the prompt for Get Cool NYC Program. A live agent will conduct the eligibility form over the phone.
 
After submitting the form, your information will be checked for eligibility. If you are eligible, you will get a follow-up call to enroll them in the program. Online forms that are left incomplete will not be considered. Ineligible New Yorkers will not be contacted.
 
If you are under 60, see the Cooling Assistance Program by the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) or call 212-331-3126 and get connected with an operator.
 
Updated on December 13,2020
 


Mold Issues

 
RX-for-Prevention-Logo300-removebg-previewNew York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers
Prescriptions for Prevention
 
Access resources that address the most common questions we get from parents when mold is found in a home or school.
 
Visit “Mold” by the New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers.
 
Watch the video “How to deal with mold”
 

Accede a información que responde a las preguntas más frecuentes de los padres acerca del moho en el hogar o la escuela.
 
Visita “Moho” de los Centros de Pediatría Ambiental Para Niños del Estado de Nueva York.
 
Ve el video “Cómo Eliminar el Moho de Manera Segura”.


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.

 


 

National Pesticide Information Center

 
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(800) 858-7378 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm
npic@ace.orst.edu

 
NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use. NPIC is a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
 
NPIC does not make recommendations. But, they can certainly shed some light on the path to effective pest control. Contact NPIC by calling (800) 858-7378 Mon-Fri 11am-3pm or send a message to npic@ace.orst.edu.


Reporting Apartment Issues

 
house-damageApartment Maintainance Complaint by 311
311 or (212) 639-9675
311 Online Sign Up
 
If you report an apartment building problem and it is not fixed in a timely manner, call 3-1-1 or make a complaint online at 311 Maintenance Complaint in Apartment / 311MOBILE. To report a problem in an apartment, you must provide your contact information. If you wish to report an issue anonymously you can do so if the issue is affecting the entirety of a building.
 
Before filing a complaint with the Housing Preservation and Development Department (HPD), you should try first to resolve the issue with your landlord, managing agent, or superintendent. If you live in a co-op or condo, you should first report apartment maintenance issues to the owner, management company, or board before filing a complaint with HPD.
 
Learn how to make a complaint and what to do next if responsible parties are not responsive
Reporting Apartment Issues. (Handout includes a template letter)
Reporting Apartment Issues in Spanish. (Handout includes a template letter with instruction in Spanish)
 
If your landlord is not responsive and you plan to file a complaint through 311, this is what happens next
► 311 will give you a Service Request number (SRN). You can use this SRN to track the status of your complain by visiting 311ONLINE, 311MOBILE (if you filed it through 311MOBILE) or through HPDONLINE.
► HPD will attempt to contact your building’s managing agent to advise them that a complaint has been filed and that a violation may be issued if the condition is not corrected immediately. HPD will also attempt to call you back to see if the condition was corrected. If you indicate that the condition was corrected, HPD will close the complaint.
 
These are the most common apartment maintenance complaints according to NYC 311
► Unsanitary conditions, such as mold, sewage, or pests, including mice, bed bugs, or roaches
► Water leaks, holes, cracks, or peeling paint on walls or ceilings
► Doors and locks that are broken or missing
► Windows that are broken or stuck open or closed
► No heat or hot water
► Electrical problems, such as no lighting, defective outlets or switches, exposed or illegal wiring, or wet light fixtures
► Cooking gas that has been shut off
► Doorbells, buzzers, or intercoms that are broken or missing
► Floors that are damaged
► Chipped, peeling, flaking potential lead paint
► Sinks, bathtubs, showers, toilets, or other plumbing fixtures that are broken or defective
► Safety issues, such as broken or blocked fire escapes, or broken or missing smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, or window guards
 
More information
— To learn more about the process of reporting a quality or safety issue visit NYC Reporting a Quality of Safety Issue.
— Learn more about tenant rights and responsibilities with Housing Rules for Owners and Tenants.
— For more information about complaints for other types of housing visit Housing Complaints.
 

Si has presentado una queja de mantenimiento en tu edificio de residencia y el problema no se ha solucionado oportunamente, llama al 3-1-1 para diligenciar la queja o presenta tu queja electrónicamente en la página 311 Maintenance Complaint in Apartment o con la app 311MOBILE. Recuerda que deberás proporcionar tu información de contacto al presentar la queja. Si deseas presentar una queja que afecta todo un edificio, tu queja puede ser anónima.
 
Ten en cuenta que antes de presentar una queja ante el departamento de vivienda de la ciudad (HPD), es preciso intentar resolver el problema primero con tu arrendador, agente administrativo o superintendente. Si vives en una cooperativa o un condominio, primero deberás informar los problemas de mantenimiento al propietario, la compañía de administración o la junta antes de presentar una queja ante HPD.
 
Aprende cómo presentar una queja con el propietario / administrador del edificio / administrador de viviendas públicas y qué hacer a continuación si no responden
Informar problemas de apartamentos en español. (Hoja con pasos incluye un molde de carta)
 
Si tu arrendador no responde y planeas presentar la queja a través del 311, esto es lo que sucede a continuación
► Después de llamar al 311, un número de solicitud de servicio (SRN) será entregado (pregunta por este número). Usa tu SRN para rastrear el estado de tu queja visitando 311ONLINE, 311MOBILE (si presentaste la queja a través de 311MOBILE) o mediante HPDONLINE.
► HPD intentará comunicarse con el agente administrativo de tu edificio para informarle que se ha presentado una queja y que se puede emitir una infracción si la condición no se corrige de inmediato. HPD también intentará llamarte de vuelta para ver si la condición ha sido corregida. Si indicas que la condición se corrigió, HPD cerrará la queja.
 
Estas son las quejas más comunes de mantenimiento de apartamentos según NYC 311
► Condiciones insalubres, como moho, aguas residuales o plagas, incluidos ratones, chinches o cucarachas
► Fugas de agua, agujeros, grietas o pintura descascarada en paredes o techos
► Puertas y cerraduras rotas o faltantes
► Ventanas rotas/dañadas o que están atascadas abriendo hacia fuera o cerrando permanentemente
► No hay calefacción o agua caliente
► Problemas eléctricos, como falta de iluminación, enchufes o interruptores defectuosos, expuestos o cableado ilegal, o artefactos de iluminación húmedas
► Gas de la estufa que se ha suspendido (si está incluido en su renta mensual)
► Timbres, zumbadores, o intercomunicadores que se han roto o faltan
► Pisos dañados
► Pintura en base a plomo que se ha descascarado o que está por descascararse
► Daños o defectos en fregaderos, bañeras, duchas, inodoros u otros accesorios de plomería
► Problemas de seguridad, como escapes de incendios rotos o bloqueados, o alarmas de humo dañadas o faltantes, detectores de monóxido de carbono o protectores de ventanas
 
Más información
– Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de informar un problema de calidad o seguridad, visita NYC Reporting a Quality of Safety Issue.
– Obtén más información sobre los derechos y responsabilidades de los inquilinos con las “Reglas de Vivienda para Propietarios e Inquilinos”.
– Para obtener más información sobre otros tipos de quejas de vivienda, visita “Quejas de vivienda”.

 
Updated on December 13, 2020
 


Homeowner Repair Loans

 
homerepairHome Repair and Preservation Financing
HomeFix
Lead Hazard Reduction and Healthy Homes Program

 
If you are a homeowner in one of the five boroughs and need heating upgrades, plumbing or electrical repairs, lead paint removal, roof and window repairs, or other repairs you could receive a homeowner repair loan through the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The program provides access to affordable low- or no-interest and potentially forgivable loans for home repairs to eligible owners of one- to four-family homes in New York City
 
For more information about this program by clicking on HomeFix. To find out if you qualify please visit Determine Eligibility.
 

Si es dueño de una casa en uno de los 5 condados de Nueva York y necesita modernizar su sistema de calefacción, hacer reparaciones eléctricas o de plomería, remover pintura a base de plomo, reparar techos y/o ventanas, o necesita hacer otro tipos de reparaciones, usted puede recibir un préstamo para propietarios a través del departamento de salud. Para más información siga el enlace HomeFix. Para conocer si califica para otros programa visite esta página.

 
Updated on December 6, 2020
 


Home Water Assistance Program

 
nyc311-logoHome Water Assistance Program Website
Department of Environmental Protection
311
 
If you’re an eligible low-income homeowner, you can get an annual, non-refundable credit of $115.89 through the Home Water Assistance Program (HWAP). You do not have to enroll in the Home Water Assistance Program.
 
If you’re an eligible homeowner, you will automatically get a credit on your water and sewer account. A credit for $115.89 will appear on the first DEP bill received after the credit is applied. The transaction will be labeled “NYC Home Water Assistance Credit.”
 
Call 311 for assistance.
 
Learn if you qualify here.
 
Updated on September 2, 2020
 


Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

 

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Energy Assistance by NYC the Human Resources Administration Office
HEAP locations
HEAP Infoline 800-692-0557
Heat Line 212-331-3150
 

COVID-19 Update: ALL HEAP offices are temporary closed and all in person HEAP interviews will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Required interviews for any HEAP benefit component may be completed with applicants by telephone (212) 331-3126.

 

Notificación COVID-19: Todas las oficinas HEAP están temporalmente cerradas y todas las entrevistas en persona serán temporalmente suspendidas hasta nueva orden. Las entrevistas requeridas para cualquier componente de beneficios ofrecidos por HEAP pueden ser realizadas por teléfono (212) 331-3126.

 
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating or cooling their homes. HEAP runs different benefit programs that will pay for: fuel, your utility source, equipment, and/or repairs depending on your needs. As a household, you could either apply for regular or emergency HEAP benefits. Remember, you may still be able to receive benefits even if your heat is included in your rent
 
The eligibility criteria vary by program. Find about your eligibility in the Energy Assistance website.
 
Note: The HEAP benefit opens November 2, 2020. The deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2021.
 
HEAP programs
 
Regular HEAP benefit: a one-time supplement to your annual energy costs. The base amount of money given depends on your living situation. Find more information here.
 
Emergency HEAP benefit: Emergency benefits are available if your heat has been turned off or is in danger of being turned off. The Emergency HEAP benefit opens January 4, 2021 and closes March 15, 2021 or until funds run out.
 
Cooling assistance: The Cooling Assistance benefit helps eligible households buy and install an air conditioner or fan up to a cost of $800. The program operates from May to August. Applicants are only eligible for a Cooling Assistance benefit once every five years.
 
Utility Assistance Program (UAP) (once the link opens scroll down): UAP assists families or individuals who are elderly, blind, disabled, mentally impaired or those residing in a neglected or hazardous environment who require financial assistance for their energy bills. Contact the Heat Line if you are having trouble paying your utilities bill calling to (212) 331-3150. Here are some other situations that may make you eligible for cash assistance.
 
To find more information about your eligibility visit the Energy Assistance website and apply.
 

El Programa de Asistencia para la Energía (HEAP por sus siglas en inglés) ayuda a personas con bajos ingresos a pagar el costo de la calefacción y/o refrescamiento de sus hogares. HEAP tiene diferentes programas de beneficios que pagarán por: combustible, fuente de electricidad, equipos y/o reparaciones dependiendo de su necesidad. Como familia, podrá aplicar para los beneficios regulares o de emergencia de HEAP.
 
Los criterios de elegibilidad varían por programa. Conoce si calificas entrando a la página de Energy Assistance.
 
Nota: El período de aplicación para beneficios regulares o de emergencia HEAP abrió en noviembre 2 de 2020 hasta el 15 de marzo de 2021.

 
Updated on December 12, 2020
 


Environmental Asthma Triggers: Organizations that Provide In-Home Interventions for NYC Families

 
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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 asthma self-management. Community Health Workers (CHW) visit families at their home Monday-Saturdays. CHWs speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc or refer yourself.
 
AIR-nyc Handout.
Spanish AIR-nyc handout.
 

AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de un mejor auto-cuidado. Trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios visitan las familias en sus hogares a su disponibilidad de lunes a sábados. Los trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información en esta hoja informational. Pida una remisión a su doctor para el programa o llame usted mismo al (718) 577-2794

 


NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program
Pediatricians Refer Their Patients at the CIR database.
 
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 who have reported the presence of pests at home and who have been diagnosed with persistent asthma by a health care provider. HNP serves all residents of NYC.
 
To get a home assessment a health care provider should refer you to the HNP. Pediatricians should refer their patients through the Citywide Immunization Registry (CIR).
 
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 los residentes de la ciudad de Nueva York con presencia de plagas en el hogar y quienes hayan sido diagnosticdos con asma persistente por un doctor.
 
Para obtener una evaluación en su casa, el doctor debera 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 Service333 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 with a free home visit. When you agree to an appointment with a home visit, LSA will provide advocacy, education and a plan for pest control (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others). LSA’s Community Health Workers speak English and Spanish.
 
Informational Handout.
Spanish Handout.
 
For services 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. Cuando acuerde una cita para una visita gratis a su casa, LSA proveerá sin costo educación para el control del asma y un plan para el control de plagas (cucarachas, ratones, moho, chinches, y otros).
 
Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios hablan inglés y español. Aprenda mas acerca del programa en esta hoja informacional.
 
Para servicios de salud para la familia, contacte el programa de asma al (646) 672-5254.

 


 

LSA Family Health Service

 
lsa_3-removebg-previewLSA Family Health Service
East Harlem
333 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029
(646) 672-5254

 
For East Harlem families (zip codes 10029, 10035).
 

COVID-19 update: LSA is doing virtual home asthma visits to all eligible families. The CHW will call the family to set up a session using a video conference platform of their choice. During the first session, the CHW will provide asthma education and also virtually assess the apartment for environmental triggers.
 
If any environmental triggers are present the CHW will coach the family on how to reduce them.
The CHW can reach out to the landlords on behalf of the family if there is a condition like mold or severe water damage in the home.
 
LSA is still providing mattress covers and other material to families; families just have to come to the LSA building to pick them up.

 
The free environmental health program by the LSA Family Health Services helps identify and reduce the asthma triggers in your home with a free home visit. When you agree to an appointment with a home visit, LSA will provide advocacy, education and a plan to control pests in your home (cockroaches, mice, mold, bed bugs, and others) in affiliation with other organizations for an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy. At LSA, community health workers are bilingual and can speak English and Spanish. To sign up for services contact the Asthma Program at (646) 672-5254. Remember that the Asthma Home Visit appointments are available from Monday to Friday.
 
LSA Family Health Service Home Visit handout.
Spanish LSA Family Health Service Home Visit handout.
 

El programa de salud ambiental gratuita de la organización LSA ayuda a familias a identificar y reducir los desencadenantes de asma en su hogar. Cuando acuerde una cita para una visita gratis a su casa, LSA proveerá sin costo educación para el control del asma y un plan para el control de plagas (cucarachas, ratones, moho, chinches, y otros). Los trabajadores de salud comunitarios hablan inglés y español. Aprenda mas acerca del programa en esta hoja informacional. Para servicios de salud para la familia, contacte el programa de asma al (646) 672-5254.

 
 


 

NYC Healthy Neighborhoods Program

 
NYC_HealthNYC Department of Health “Healthy Neighborhoods” Program
 
 

COVID-19 Update: Stay Healthy While Staying Home. New Yorkers are spending more time at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you have asthma, be aware of asthma triggers (PDF) in your home and how to avoid them.
The Healthy Neighborhoods Program is not inspecting homes at this time, but it is accepting referrals from health care providers through the Citywide Immunization Registry and by fax (PDF). We will schedule appointments when inspections resume. More info here.

 
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 the 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.

 

AIR-nyc

 
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AirNYC 
349 E 149th St #405 The Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 577-2794
Start a referral as a provider (get passcode by contacting Patrick Ma at pma@air-nyc.org)
 

COVID-19 update: AIR-nyc is providing virtual asthma education to all referred families. The agency is operating 100% remote and is not doing any home visits or IPM at this time.

 
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. They speak English, Spanish, French, Susu, and Mandingo. Ask your doctor for a referral to AIRnyc. Home visits appointments are available from Mondays to Saturdays!
 
AIR-nyc handout.
Spanish AIR-nyc handout.

 

AIRnyc es una organización que ayuda a las familias para que se mantengan saludables, activas, y fuera del hospital a través de un mejor autocuidado. Trabajadores de Salud Comunitarios visitan las familias en sus hogares para brindar educacion en asma y materiales. Hablan inglés, español, francés, susu y mandingo. Encuentre más información en esta hoja informational o llama al (718) 577-2794.

 
 


Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit

 
pehsu logoRegion 2 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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.
 
PEHSU 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

 

PEHSU brochure.
Spanish PEHSU brochure.
 
MAKE A REFERRAL

 

La Unidad Pediatrica Especializada en Salud Ambiental (PEHSU por sus siglas en inglés) es un centro de Excelencia en La Escuela de Medicina del Monte Sinaí que sirve a la población de Nueva Jersey, Nueva York, Puerto Rico, y las Islas Virgenes de EE.UU.
 
PEHSU se dedicada 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.
 
SOLICITAR SERVICIOS

 
 


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

 
Sinai logoEnvironmental Pediatrics Clinic at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
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)
 
MAKE A REFERRAL
 


 

New York State Smoking Quit Line

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

 

 


Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

 
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3415 Bainbridge Avenue Bronx, NY 10467
(718) 547-2789

LeadProgram@montefiore.org

 
The Regional Lead Treatment and Prevention Center at Montefiore offers to patients a combination of educational, environmental, nutritional, and medical interventions, including in-hospital chelation therapy according to the degree of lead poisoning.
 
When coming 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

 

El Centro Regional de Tratamiento y Prevención para el Plomo en Montefiore brinda a pacientes una combination de intervenciones ambientales, nutricionales y medicas, incluyendo terapias de quelacion hospitalarias de acuerdo al grado de intoxicacion por plomo.
 
Cuando asista al Hospital de Niños de Montefiore por una cita, por favor traiga lo siguiente:
 
-Resultados de plomo del niño
-Información de renovaciones o trabajos recientes en la vivienda
-Inspecciones de vivienda realizadas por el departamento de salud
-Otro tipo de información relacionada con posibles fuentes de exposición
-El documento de remisión del pediatra

 


 

NYC Department of Health’s Lead Poisoning Prevention

 
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The City provides information about preventing lead poisoning. Through the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the City provides services to pregnant women, teens, and children, including:
 
► Referrals to health care providers to get a blood lead test.
► Case coordination, home inspections, and other services for lead-poisoned children.
Training and workshops
 
Safe Lead Paint Removal: New York City law requires that the repair of lead paint hazards be done by trained workers using safe work practices. Dry sanding and dry scraping are not allowed. Building owners and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements. Learn about lead removal. Call 311 for assistance.
 

La Ciudad ofrece información para prevenir la intoxicación por plomo. A través del Programa de Prevención de Intoxicación por Plomo la Ciudad asiste a niños, mujeres embarazadas, adolescentes y niños con los siguientes servicios:
 
► Remisiones para pruebas de plomo con un profesional de la salud.
► Coordinación de servicios, inspecciones de vivienda, y otros servicios para niños que han sufrido una intoxicación por plomo.
Entrenamientos y talleres.
 
Retirando Pintura a Base de Plomo de Manera Segura: La ciudad de Nueva York exige que las reparaciones de relacionadas con pintura a base plomo sean hechas por trabajadores usando practicas seguras. El raspado o lijado en seco no están permitidos. Los dueños de edifcios e inquilinos puede obtener más información acerca de prácticas seguras y requisitos de entrenamiento. and tenants can get more information about safe work practices and training requirements. Aprende acerca de cómo retirar pintura de plomo de manera segura. Llama al 311 para asistencia.


New York State Children’s Environmental Health Centers

 
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212-824-7109
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: The NYSCEHC in collaboration with environmental pediatricians and partners created the “Prescriptions for Prevention”. The Rxs for Prevention provide guidance and advice for New York families to address common environmental health concerns such as safe disinfecting at home, lead, secondhand smoke, mold, and radon. Check them out here.

 

La misión de los Centros de Salud Ambiental para Niños del Estado de Nueva York (NYS CEHC por sus siglas en inglés) es prevenir, diagnosticar, y tratar condiciones de salud relacionadas con el ambiente en las familias del estado de Nueva York. NYS CEHC es el primer modelo estatal de servicios para la salud ambiental en niños en los EE.UU.
 
Las principales áreas de trabajo son: consultas clínicas, tamizaje de riesgos para la salud ambiental, educación de la comunidad.

 

Prescripciones para la Prevención: NYS CEHC en colaboración con pediatras especializados en salud ambiental creó las “Prescripciones para la Prevención”. Estas prescripciones brindan guías y consejos acerca de inquietudes en salud ambiental como desinfección más segura en el hogar, plomo, humo de segunda mano, moho, y radón. Accédalas aquí.

 


Poison Control Center

 

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(800) 222-1222

 

 

Offers instant help if the parent is worried a child has been 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 quienes sospechan que su hijo ha sufrido una intoxication.
 
Si alguien potencialmente estuvo expuesto 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.

 


Gas Leakage

 
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DO NOT CALL OR USE YOUR PHONE INSIDE THE HOME – CALL 911 IN A SAFE LOCATION
 
A strange odor in the home can be indicative of gas leakage. Act fast even when in doubt.
 
Signs of a gas leak
► Smelling a distinctive, strong odor similar to rotten eggs.
► Seeing a white cloud, mist, fog, bubbles in standing water, blowing dust, or vegetation that appears to be dead or dying for no reason.
► Hearing roaring, hissing, or whistling.
 
If you suspect that a gas leak has occurred, take the following actions
► Quickly open nearby doors and windows and then leave the building immediately: do not attempt to locate the leak.
► Do not turn on or off any electrical appliances
► Do not smoke or light matches or lighters
► Do not use a house-phone or cell-phone within the building
► After leaving the building, from a safe distance away from the building, call 911 immediately to report the suspected gas leak;
► After calling 911, call the gas service provider for this building.
 
Reporting a gas leakage to your gas company or NYCHA Customer Conctact Center
ConEdison (Bronx, Manhattan, Queens) 1-800-752-6633
National Grid (Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island) 718-643-4050
NYCHA Customer Contact Center (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) (718) 707-7771
 
For more information on gas leaks, watch this video from ConEdison.
 
For city resources call 311.


Home Fire

 
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Dial 911 to report emergencies (fire, smoke, fumes, an odor of gas)

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If There is a Fire
► Do not try to fight the fire yourself.
► Get out and stay out. Do not try to gather personal possessions.
► Close the door on your way out.
► If smoke is present, exit as low to the ground as possible and keep your mouth covered.
► Call 911 once you reach a safe location.
►If any part of you or your clothing catches fire, do not run or try to put out the fire with your hands. Cover your face with your hands and drop to the ground and roll over and over.
 
Find the Nearest Hospital
Find the nearest hospitals in your area and view what services each provides with the US Hospital Finder.
 
Emergency Relocation Services
The Emergency Housing Services (EHS) unit provides emergency relocation services and rehousing assistance to households who have been displaced from their homes as a result of fires or city-issued vacate orders. Displaced households are placed in family centers and single-room-occupancy hotels in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Call 212-863-8561 for rehousing assistance. Learn more here.
 
Help with Expenses in NYC
You can apply to the NYC Human Resources Administration for a one-time emergency grant, also called the “One Shot Deal.” Call (718) 557-1399 for more information.
 
Recovery After a Fire
► If you need help after a home fire, contact the American Red Cross Greater NYC by calling at (877) 733-2767. Learn more here.
► Take the appropriate steps to stay safe. Learn how to with the “Checking your Home After a Fire Guide”.
 
Request a Smoke Alarm
The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don’t have them, and by educating people about home fire safety. Request a smoke alarm.


Disaster Relief & Recovery

 
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Federally Declared Disasters Areas
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (800) 621-3362 | TTY: (800) 462-7585 | 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS): (800) 621-3362
American Red Cross Greater NYC (877) 733-2767
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (888) 209-8124
 
A disaster is an occurrence disrupting the normal conditions of existence and causing a level of suffering that exceeds the capacity of adjustment of the affected community. Some examples are nor’easters, severe storms with flooding, and power outages.
 
Learn how to prepare and what resources are at your disposal.
 
Find the Nearest Hospital
Find the nearest hospitals in your area and view what services each provides with the US Hospital Finder.
 
Find a Safe Place to Go
Visit a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to talk with someone in person for guidance or information. To find a center near you, use the DRC Locator or text DRC and your ZIP code to 43362. Example: DRC 10029.
 
Disaster Relief Resources and Temporary Sheltering Assistance
► You can apply online or with the FEMA App to manage your disaster application. Your Social Security Number (SSN) is required.
► If you are eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay the cost to stay in certain lodging providers for a limited period. Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. Search the list of participating locations to see if they have availability in the area you have selected.
► Find open shelters with the American Red Cross Greater NYC
 
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
DUA is a federal program that provides payments to people in a federally declared disaster area who have lost work or income as a direct result of the disaster. You must first file for regular Unemployment Insurance by calling the NYS Department of Labor at 888-209-8124.
 
Help with Expenses After a Disaster
You can apply to the NYC Human Resources Administration for a one-time emergency grant, also called the “One Shot Deal.” Call (718) 557-1399 for more information.
 
Coping with Stress Related to Disasters
The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene helps New Yorkers. Contact NYC Well at 888-692-9355 for counseling and resources.
 
Information Resources
Preparedness Actions Education
NYC Emergency Management Office 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115)
Notify NYC App
Know Your Zone (Hurricanes)



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