NCEH/ATSDR – Top 10 “Your Health, Your Environment” Blog Posts of 2017

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As another year draws to a close, perhaps you’ve realized that you didn’t get a chance to read all of the “Your Health, Your Environment” blog posts. To help you get caught up, here are the ten most popular posts of 2017:


When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

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. So you and your tennis partner grab your racquets and balls and head for the tennis court. You spend a few minutes Read More >


Getting a little advice on nature photography from a local while traveling in Madagascar

From Ophthalmology to Environmental Public Health – a Life Well Traveled

Unlike many others who embark on a career in public health upon graduating from college, Bruce Tierney, M.D.,  Captain, United States Public Health Service, and Senior Medical Officer, Division of Community Health Investigations, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) came into public health by a most unusual route. Read More >


health app challenge

Announcing CDC’s Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge!

CDC’s Tracking Network Enviro Health App Challenge Launches! Create Apps that Explore Connections between the Environment and Health. CDC wants to increase public awareness that tracking data may help people understand the connections between environmental hazards and chronic illness. The goal of this Challenge is to receive innovative uses for the Tracking Network data from CDC’s Read More >


uv radiation safety

Summer Sun Safety: Protect Yourself from UV Radiation

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. Keeping yourself and others protected from UV radiation is an important, year-round responsibility. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a form of non-ionizing radiation that is Read More >



Stressful Environments: Coping with Contamination in Your Community

Imagine scanning your Facebook feed and learning that toxic chemicals have been discovered in your neighborhood air, water, or soil. You might feel worried and have questions: Is my health at risk? What about my children’s health? Who’s going to fix the problem, and when? Despite your best efforts, you might not find satisfying answers—or Read More


CO Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

When power outages occur after severe weather (such as severe 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. Read More >


spring weather

Prepare for Spring Weather

Spring weather can be unpredictable. Reduce injury risk and plan ahead. Spring is the time of year when many things change—including the weather. Temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day. Read More >


Tonia R. Burk, PhD

“Super Cool” to Work for an Environmental Federal Public Health Agency

Celebrating 10 years with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Division of Community Health Investigations, Environmental Health Scientist Dr. Tonia Burk still finds her work as interesting and challenging as her first day on the job. Read More >


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Success Stories in Environmental Health

Learn more about how CDC’s 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. Your environment is everything around you—the air you breathe, the water you drink, the places where your food is grown or prepared, your workplace, and Read More >



Flood Safety Tips

Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home. Read More >


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