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Pediatric Environmental Health Family Activities & Books

Learning can be fun. The Pediatric Environmental Health Center team helped create the following engaging and educational books, stickers, and activities to help teach families about staying safe from environmental exposures in their home. 

To receive copies of any of the printed material, please call 617-355-8177 or email

Attention medical and public health professionals

Our team hopes that you find these tools as useful as they are entertaining for educating your patients and their families about complicated topics in pediatric environmental health. If you would like to receive additional copies to distribute at your clinic, please call 617-355-8177 or email

Germ Buster versus Coronavirus: Mission Disinfection

Person runningWritten and illustrated by medical students Emily Kragel and Logan Beyer, this fun and engaging coloring book teaches families how to prevent COVID-19 and unhealthy exposures to chemical cleaners and disinfectants. Parents can read along while their little one enjoys the coloring activities. Size: 5.5” x 8”.


Please note that children should never use chemical cleaners or disinfectants. If you have any concerns, contact Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

Downloadable files can be printed at home:

You can learn more about this project at

I Can Be A Germ Fighting Superhero comic strips

Disinfectant comic exampleThis “Cleaning and Safer Disinfecting Comic Strip” was created and published by the National Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit. This cheery and empowering storyline teaches readers how to remove and kill germs, like the coronavirus, from hard surfaces using safe cleaning and disinfecting practices. Available as full-size coloring books, stickers, and posters.


  • Coloring Books are available from the Region 1 PEHSU or by downloading a printable file. Size: 8.5” x 11”. Download the coloring books.
  • Posters or printable flyers are available online in nine different languages. Size: 8.5 x 11”. Download the flyers.
  • Stickers are available in sets of 36 unique images from the Region 1 PEHSU at Sticker size: 3-1/3” x 4”.

Happy, Healthy, Lead-Free Me!

Person runningWritten by Gail C. Gettens and Knatalie Vetter of the New Hampshire Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HHLPPP) and professionally illustrated by Allison Valentine, this engaging children’s board book entertains children while teaching families all about childhood lead poisoning and how to prevent it. Size: 5.75” x 5.75”.

This book is available in English, Spanish, and Nepalese while supplies last, or by contacting Gail Gettens at

These downloadable files can be printed at home.