Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While approximately 15,000 children ages 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer each year, the cause of most pediatric cancers remains unknown. CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) are working to increase our knowledge about and ability to prevent pediatric cancers in Read More >

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Emergency Preparedness

Make a plan. Build a kit. Be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month. Each year, natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense because of climate change, urbanization, and other factors. Emergencies can happen any place, at any time. It is important to be prepared to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. When disaster Read More >

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Planning for Disaster Recovery and Protecting Children’s Environmental Health

Each September, National Preparedness Month is observed to promote family and community disaster planning throughout the year. Every year, we are reminded just how unpredictable disasters are and how far-reaching their impact can be. ATSDR recognizes that preparing for the unexpected is important, especially when it comes to protecting children from harmful exposures during disaster Read More >

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