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The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health

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The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health was established in 1999 in partnership with the United States Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)and the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to promote and protect children's health through prevention, education, diagnosis and treatment of environmentally related diseases.

Our team of health professionals encompass diverse areas of expertise including medical toxicology, pediatrics, occupational/environmental medicine, emergency medicine, pulmonology and developmental pediatrics.

Our primary area of focus is Region 5 which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. We are one of ten Pediatric Environnmental Health Speciality Units across the country dedicated to children's environmental health issues.

The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health has three locations: 1)The University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System, 2) Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, and, 3) Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

View our Brochure (Acrobat PDF, 156KB)

Interested in updates on your local air quality? Follow this link for the Chicagoland area or search for your own hometown here.



The Great Lakes Center for Children's Environmental Health, a Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, prepared this website on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) as part of the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000237-02 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-95877701. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications.

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