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

Stressful Environments: Coping with Contamination in Your Community

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Imagine scanning your Facebook feed and learning that toxic chemicals have been discovered in your neighborhood air, water, or soil. You might feel worried and have questions: Is my health at risk? What about my children’s health? Who’s going to fix the problem, and when? Despite your best efforts, you might not find satisfying answers—or Read More >

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The Knowns and Unknowns about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Paul Mehta

“It is the ‘knowns’ that keep me humble, and the ‘unknowns’ that keep me challenged,” says Paul Mehta, M.D. Paul is a medical epidemiologist and the principal investigator who provides oversight for the congressionally mandated National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta. Read More >

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Protecting Kids from Environmental Exposure

Protecting Kids from Environmental Exposure

Children’s rapid development from before they are born through early childhood makes them more vulnerable to environmental exposures. Contact the nearest Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU)to learn how to protect your child from exposure to health hazards in the environment. Read More >

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Wildfire Smoke

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Wildfire smoke can harm you in multiple ways. Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. This fact sheet tells you how you can protect your health and be safe if you are exposed to wildfire smoke. Read More >

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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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