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

Coping After Natural Disasters

Note: Valerie Rodriguez Teissonniere is a health communication intern at CDC and is sharing her personal experiences in this post. Growing up and living in Puerto Rico for over 20 years, I’ve faced numerous natural disasters and emergencies. Hurricanes Maria and Irma in 2017 and George in 1998 were most notorious for causing the most Read More >

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The Road Less Traveled – Not All Veterinarians are Clinical Practitioners

Meet Brittany Szafran, DVM, PhD, Toxicologist and Associate Service Fellow for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia. A Brief Personal History Like many other students who pursue veterinarian medicine, Brittany wanted to work with animals from a young age. She tailored her life to pursue the profession. During her Read More >

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Earth Day and Environmental Justice: Connected and Working Together Side-By-Side

Sparks for Environmental Movement On April 22nd, the world celebrates Earth Day, established in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson to create a healthier environment by protecting our planet and its resources. When environments become polluted or contaminated, they can cause harmful health effects in human beings. Perhaps, Earth Day set the tone for environmental Read More >

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Welcome to CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR Clear Writing Hub!

CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) have long been your sources for the latest in environmental health news and information. But now they are your source for clear writing support as well! Read More >

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Radon Action Month – Healthcare Professionals Can Raise Awareness Too!

January is National Radon Action Month, an annual observance highlighting the importance of this public health issue. This also serves as an opportunity for healthcare providers to learn more about the role they can play in informing patients about radon and limiting the effects of exposures. Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas. It Read More >

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Environmental Justice: A Leader Ahead of His Time

Every year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his work toward social justice, civil liberties, and equal rights for all. His actions, including civil disobedience and passive resistance, led to widely known legal achievements such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Might Read More >

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Introducing ATSDR’s Community Engagement Playbook

Involving the community and collaborating with its members are cornerstones of efforts to improve public health.1 ATSDR is engaged with communities across the U.S. and its territories to ensure ATSDR’s public health work is performed with communities in mind. “Engaging communities is essential to ATSDR. The release of this Playbook reconfirms our agency’s commitment to Read More >

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A summer internship at CDC

My name is Georgia Parsons, and I am an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University. This summer I interned with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Office of Communication. NCEH/ATSDR protects people’s health from environmental hazards that can be present in the air we Read More >

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It’s time for action, together we can protect our children’s environmental health!

Graphic design showing children wearing masks and fall clothing while outside. The title “Children’s Environmental Health Day” appears across the image.

Children’s Environmental Health Day (CEH Day) is an annual event devoted to raising awareness about children’s environmental health issues. This day gives agencies, like ours, a chance to celebrate our success and work dedicated to children’s health. This is also a day for individuals and organizations to take action to prevent potential environmental exposures that Read More >

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Join ATSDR in observing Children’s Health Month and advancing children’s environmental health!

October marks the beginning of one of our favorite monthly themes: Children’s Health. This month serves as a reminder that children are vulnerable to harmful substances in the environment. Protecting children’s health from environmental hazards is one of the most important responsibilities of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). In recognition of Read More >

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