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A “Hillbilly Scientist” at Heart

Terry Tincher (2nd from the left) with NCEH/ATSDR director Dr. Patrick Breysse (far right) during a site visit to Pueblo, Colorado, in 2016.

“I am fortunate to have a job that actually lets us fix our past mistakes, make a measurable difference in affected communities, and improve the safety of the world,” says Terry Tincher, MS, CSP. Terry is a chemical engineer and chief of the Environmental Public Health Readiness Branch (EPHRB) at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Read More >

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside. Every year, at least 430 people die in the U. S. from accidental CO poisoning. Approximately 50,000 people Read More >

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Updated CDC Guidance for Healthy Pools

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Government agencies and the aquatics industry can use updated pool code guidance to help keep swimming healthy and fun. Read More >

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National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Week: We Track That!

Botanical Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Air quality, community design, children’s environmental health, water, climate and health… We Track That! Read More >

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When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

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Learn how to protect you and your loved ones during a thunderstorm. The weather forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms, but you can only see a few fluffy white clouds overhead. Read More >

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Success Stories in Environmental Health

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Did you know that your environment and your health are connected? The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States. Read More >

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Who helps to protect us in the event of an environmental emergency?

Photo courtesy of Dr. Joshua Schier.

Medical toxicologists. This not widely known medical subspecialty, comprised of physicians, focuses on the diagnosis, management, and prevention of poisoning and other adverse health effects resulting from medications, occupational and environmental poisons, and biological agents (bacteria, virus, parasite, or fungus, for example) that can be used as bioterrorism or biological weapons. Read More >

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

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Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather. Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010 . Read More >

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Protect Yourself from UV Radiation: in the summer months and beyond

Keeping you and others protected from UV Radiation is an important, year-round responsibility.

Fun in the sun will be on everyone’s list of things to do during the spring and summer months, but these are not the only times you should practice protective measures. Read More >

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New interactive CASPER map makes it easier to tap into the experience of others

Amy Schnall, MPH, is an epidemiologist and CDC’s lead CASPER trainer.

To Tap into the Experience of Others Are you a public health practitioner who focuses on environmental disaster preparedness, or health assessment after an event? If so, take advantage of a new Web-based Interactive Map of CASPERs. Read More >

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