Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

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 10 pediatric environmental health specialty units in the US. Based at Children's National Health System, 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.

At MACCHE, we are dedicated to informing health professionals, parents, caregivers, and concerned citizens about children and their specific needs and risks associated with environmental health.  Our team is comprised of Jerome Paulson, MD, FAAP, Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, PharmD, MD, MPH, and Veronica Tinney.

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. 

For More Information, please contact:

Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW Suite 317 
Washington, DC 20007 
E-mail: macche@childrensnational.org
Phone: 202-471-4829
Toll free: 1-866-622-2431

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These web pages were supported by the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000118-05 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. 

About

The Mid-Atlantic Center is one of 10 Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units. Read more about Children's National's chapter here.

Environmental Hazards

Learn more about arsenic, lead, mold, and pesticides and how these hazards can effect you and your child's health.

MACCHE Resources

Important print and video resources for parents, healthcare providers, and school nurses.

MACCHE Conferences

Find out when the latest Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health & the Environment is, conference materials, or information from past conferences.

News and Events

Find out about all of the latest news and events from the Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment at Children's National.

Our Services

Parents, physicians, nurses, departments of public health, and others can contact MACCHE to learn the latest on lead, pesticides, phthalates, bisphenol a mercury, mold, air pollution, water pollution, carbon monoxide, arsenic, hydraulic fracturing, and indoor air quality.