Category: Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences

NCEH/ATSDR – Top 10 “Your Health, Your Environment” Blog Posts of 2016

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As this year draws to a close, perhaps you’ve realized that you didn’t get a chance to read all of the “Your Health, Your Environment” blog posts. To help you get caught up, here are the ten most popular posts of 2016: Read More >

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ALS Registry Turned 6

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Learn more about how persons with ALS (PALS) are helping scientists learn more about this mysterious disease by registering and taking risk factor surveys. It’s been 77 years since Lou Gehrig made his famous “Luckiest Man on Earth” speech when he retired from baseball in 1939 after his diagnosis of ALS. Much about ALS still Read More >

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A Perfect Partnership: Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units

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How do you bridge the gap between the growing concern over environmentally related pediatric health problems and the fact that many physicians feel inadequately educated to address such concerns? Between what parents would like to know about environmental effects on their children’s health and the need for a trusted source of objective, science-based information? With 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 citizens to find information about toxic chemicals and related health effects. Learn how toxic substances can affect health and how to prevent exposure. Read More >

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Science Begets Curiosity

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Susan Ingber came to CDC not exactly knowing where she fit in. She started out premed, worked in a lab before becoming a science writer, and then went on to study public policy in graduate school. But even with a degree in biology, she felt she had drifted away from science. Read More >

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MMWR Publishes Methamphetamine Incidence Report

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Read CDC’s recent “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report” entitled “Injuries from Methamphetamine-Related Chemical Incidents — Five States, 2001–2012.” Read More >

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National ALS-Registry 5th Anniversary

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease

During the past five years of the National ALS Registry’s existence, ATSDR has made great strides into learning more about ALS. However, we still have a long way to go to fully understand this disease. Regardless, we are extremely grateful to all PALS around the U.S. who have dedicated their valuable time and effort to help advance the science of ALS. Without these PALS, the Registry would not be what it is today. Read More >

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Protecting Kids from Environmental Exposure

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What do these scenarios have in common? You’re renovating an older home. While you’re sanding window frames, some paint chips fall on the floor. Your toddler puts them in his mouth. You enjoy gardening and use pesticides to protect your plants from insects. You’ve just learned that you’re pregnant and wonder if pesticide exposure could Read More >

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A Story of Health

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This new eBook is an interactive document with multiple chapters that features prompts for embedded information and links to online resources on how to promote health and prevent disease. Download your free copy today! What is A Story of Health? A Story of Health is an interactive eBook that explains the many factors that influence Read More >

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ATSDR Publishes Historical Overview of Hazardous Substance Emergency Events Surveillance in Nine States 1999-2008

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During January 1991-September 2009, ATSDR operated the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system to describe the public health consequences of chemical releases and develop activities aimed at reducing the harm. Read on to learn more about ATSDR’s surveillance work on acute chemical incidents that spanned nine states over a 10-year period. Report Highlights: During Read More >

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