Pediatric Environmental Health Questionnaire (PEHQ)

The Pediatric Environmental Health Questionnaire is a tool for practitioners and parents to aid in the assessment regarding which children may be at greatest risk from harm due to environmental toxicants. This simplified format is not meant to be all-inclusive, but a screening aid for those that care for children to not only identify at-risk kids, but to create awareness regarding a prominent and overlooked contributor to chronic health issues.

The Top Ten Toxics are a compilation of the most likely sources of childhood environmental toxicants.

The most important component in childhood toxicity is to reduce the toxic load. Children by nature of their size, communication style (i.e., hand-to-mouth) and detoxification abilities have increased susceptibility and toxicity from exposures far greater as compared to adults. How to translate these factors into clinical practice recommendations are addressed at the end of the caretaker survey.

There are 10 questions that caretakers should complete prior to any clinical evaluation. The most prescient questions are posed in order to simplify the process, yet glean the most relevant information.

The following are indicators of children that are at risk to health issues from toxicants:

  1. The child has been exposed to a significant amount of chemicals throughout pregnancy.
  2. The child is not able to get rid of chemicals because of nutritional deficiencies and/or genetic factors.
  3. The child has an allergic-type reaction to something in their environment.




Upon submitting, by email you will receive the top 10 health recommendations for optimizing your children’s health.