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

Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning Prevention

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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 >

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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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Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education

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For thirty years, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has traveled to communities throughout the country to conduct investigations at hazardous waste sites to keep communities safe from harmful environmental exposures and related diseases. We’ve learned that in most states, licensing requirements for early care and education (ECE) facilities, such as nurseries, Read More >

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New toolkit equips death scene investigators for natural disasters, and weather events.

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CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has released a new product titled Death Scene Investigation after Natural Disasters or other Weather-Related Events. This new toolkit provides guidance for death scene investigators about collecting data at death scenes during and after a natural disaster or weather-related event. Read More >

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Success Stories in Environmental Health

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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 >

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Research Moves the Fight Against ALS Forward

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May is ALS Awareness Month. The National ALS Registry is working to better understand the risk factors that affect the disease. Learn how to support the Registry and strengthen the fight against ALS. Read More >

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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions”

Public Health Grand Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions” which will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). 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 emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. Read More >

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

Tonia R. Burk, PhD

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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ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Portal

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ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and individuals to find information about toxic chemicals, understand how these chemicals can affect health, and learn how to prevent exposure. Read More >

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