Environmental exposures can take place at home, at work, indoors, outdoors, and through our food or drink. As researchers and community members, we at CERCH conduct studies to learn how environmental exposures can impact the health of children and families – especially how environmental exposures may affect the way children grow and learn.
- Visit, use, and/or share our computerized Prenatal Kiosk! The interactive touch-screen Prenatal Environmental Health Kiosk is a self-guided, computer-based multimedia tool designed for pregnant Spanish-speaking women (English coming soon). Users of all literacy levels learn about environmental exposures and related health concerns, as well as ways for families to protect themselves from exposures. You can also download the Prenatal Kiosk to be used on your computer (click here for Mac, or here for PC). If you know people who might want to use the Prenatal Kiosk, here is a flyer that can be shared.
- Brochures about environmental health concerns and tips on how to protect yourself and your family.
Presentations and Trainings: Another way we share our information with the community is by presenting to community groups, institutions, schools, and by attending fairs and festivals to teach all types of audiences through lectures, presentations, trainings, and/or educational games.
- CERCH offers presentations and trainings on topics such as household safety, pesticide exposure prevention, and many more.
- For a complete listing of presentations and trainings, click here.
- Request a presentation by filling out our presentation request web form or calling the CHAMACOS Field Office in Salinas, CA (831.759.6548).
- Click to view maps of the Salinas Valley agricultural region’s recent pesticide usage levels. Data from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
- The Seed Newsletter: To learn about past study activities and findings, see our archive of The Seed/La Semilla, CHAMACOS’ newsletter:
- Volume I (The Seed/La Semilla – 2002- combined Spanish and English)
- Volume II (The Seed – 2005) ♦ (La Semilla – 2005)
- Volume III (The Seed – 2007) ♦ (La Semilla – 2007)
- Volume IV (The Seed – 2008) ♦ (La Semilla – 2008)
- Volume V (The Seed – Spring 2010) ♦ (La Semilla – Primavera 2010)
- Volume VI (The Seed – Fall 2010) ♦ (La Semilla – Otoño 2010)
- Volume VII (The Seed – Fall 2011) ♦ (La Semilla – Otoño 2011)
- Volume VIII (The Seed June 2012- La Semilla Junio 2012)
- CERCH also sends out an eNewsletter with updates on the latest CERCH activities and findings.
- Sign up to receive our eNewsletter using the signup box in the right hand column of this website, or email (CERCH dot newsletter at berkeley dot edu) with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
- EPA Office of Children’s Health Protection
- EPA’s website for children’s environmental health
- Zero Breast Cancer
- Materials for breast cancer education
- Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program
- Breast cancer research and education materials
- National Health Homes Training Center and Network
- The Training Center is a partnership that brings together public health and housing practitioners to promote practical and cost-effective methods for making homes healthier through the use of the Seven Principles of Healthy Housing
- Pediatric Env. Health Specialty Unit, UCSF
- This site provides information on protecting families from harmful environmental exposures. Our resources include articles, videos, and factsheets on specific environmental health topics. These pages also connect to additional resources and organizations focusing on children’s environmental health.
|Contact the CERCH Outreach Coordinator:
Daniel Madrigal, MPH