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 American Academy of Pediatrics 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 22,000 people on children’s environmental health and responded to ,ore than 450 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



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 about the latest Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health & the Environment conference and 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.