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Category: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Be Safe After a Hurricane

The storm might be over, but that doesn’t mean the danger is. Keep your loved ones safe after the storm by following our safety tips. Read More >

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Ed’s Story—Everyone with ALS Counts

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells. It first gained national attention as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS in 1939. To date, the cause of ALS is unknown, and there is still no known cure. The disease strikes quickly, Read More >

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ATSDR launches new Don’t Mess with Mercury Training Videos for Teachers, School Administrators, and Staff

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A top priority for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is protecting people from harmful chemical exposures. ATSDR is joining the effort to increase mercury safety. Read More >

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Preparing for a Hurricane or a Tropical Storm

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You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year. Read More >

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Going Out to Eat with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Awareness Week

Rick, Lois, Angus, and Samantha visit a new restaurant to celebrate Rick’s birthday. They are excited to try the restaurant they’ve heard so much about. The host seats them and they start looking over their menus to decide what to order. Lois is allergic to peanuts, so she wonders about the ingredients in the eggrolls. Read More >

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May is ALS Awareness Month; the ALS Registry Offers Hope

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Because learning more about ALS is an important step in the battle to defeat it, the National ALS Registry gathers confidential health information from people who are living with the disease to learn more about what causes ALS and possibly lead to better treatments. Read More >

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Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Dry conditions in parts of the United States increase the potential for wildfires in or near wilderness areas. Stay alert for wildfire warnings and take action to protect yourself and your family from wildfire smoke. Read More >

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Staying Safe in a Tornado

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To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and an emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. Tornadoes continue to impact locations across the country every year, bringing massive winds and destruction in their paths. The 2016 Read More >

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National ALS Biorepository – A Component of the National ALS Registry

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Learn how ALS researchers from around the world can access and use ALS Biorepository samples as a valuable resource in their fight to identify the causes of ALS. The National ALS Biorepository is a component of the National ALS Registry that will increase the number of biological samples from persons with ALS available for research.  Read More >

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

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When power outages occur after severe weather, 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 in the U.S. visit the emergency department Read More >

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