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

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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Our Health and Our Environment Are Intertwined

Meet Kelsey Benson. She works at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in the Office of Community Health and Hazard Assessment. Read More >

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Introducing ATSDR’s Community Stress Resource Center

Community Stress Resource Center

Life in a community experiencing long-term environmental contamination can be stressful for many reasons, including uncertainty, health and financial concerns, and feelings of powerlessness. While it is normal for people to feel stress in these situations, chronic – or sustained – stress can pose health risks on top of those related to environmental exposures. Read More >

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Life Chose A Different Path for Dr. Patricia Ruiz

Dr. Patricia Ruiz

“I believe that we always have a dream for our lives — but some plans may change because of a situation that goes against our will. When things don’t go as planned, those are learning opportunities. In those times we need to be brave, be flexible, refocus, persevere, and never give up,” says Dr. Patricia Read More >

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

Clear Writing site

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

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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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How much do you know about environmental health?

Air, Food, Soil and Water

How much do you know about environmental health? We’re back for another round of testing your knowledge about environmental health! Read More >

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Children’s Environmental Health Day – October 8, 2020

Children’s Environmental Health Day

ATSDR Protecting Children’s Health – Our Future Generation! Today, children may face illnesses linked to environmental exposures where they live, learn, and play. For example, children may be exposed to harmful chemicals in the air they breathe, the water they drink, or soil they touch or swallow. Read More >

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Children’s Health Month – October 2020

A group of eight multi-ethnic children, 4 to 6 years old, lying on their backs on hay, in a circle with heads in the middle, smiling at the camera.

Leading the way towards safe, healthy, and protective environments where children live, play, and learn! Each year, Children’s Health Month reminds us of the importance of protecting our children’s health from environmental hazards in places where they live, play, and learn. From their earliest stages of development through puberty, children are vulnerable to exposure to Read More >

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National Preparedness Month 2020

Young children enjoying in the playroom

Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE) Disaster Recovery Supplement Protecting our children where they learn and play during disaster recovery A public health emergency—such as a wildfire, hurricane, or other natural disaster—can happen anywhere and at any time. These disasters disrupt communities. Homes, businesses, childcare facilities, early childhood programs, schools, and other Read More >

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