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ATSDRs Environmental Odors Website

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Environmental odors are substances in the environment that can be smelled. These type of concerns are common. Some petitions that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) receives involve an odor concern. Frequently asked questions are “Will the odor make me sick?” and “Are all environmental odors toxic?” 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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New CDC Document Offers Emergency Managers Guidance for Identifying and Engaging At-Risk Groups

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When preparing for an emergency, responders aim to be able to reach every person in a community. Emergency managers must be able to quickly get information to all community members- even the hardest to reach. Emergency managers need to know in advance which groups are at greatest risk of harm during an emergency, where the Read More >

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Tracking Developmental Disabilities and the Environment

Developmental Disabilities

On the first Monday in October, celebrate National Child Health Day – which the President of the United States has proclaimed every year since 1928. NCEH’s Environmental Health Tracking Branch provides valuable data on children’s health by tracking developmental disabilities and other children’s environmental health issues. Read More >

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Uranium Awareness Training Course Empowers over 90 Navajo Community Health Representatives

Uranium awareness poster for the Shiprock Area; one of 9 versions of the poster.

How much do you know about uranium? Do you know that it is naturally present in nearly all rocks, soils, and air? Or that nearly everyone is exposed to low amounts of uranium in food and water? For much of the U.S. population, uranium exposure stays at these low levels. But in the 1940s, federal Read More >

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ATSDR Develops New ALS Biorepository

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The National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ASTDR) “Your Health, Your Environment” blog helps to increase public knowledge about environmental health by sharing our concerns, work, and information you can use in your daily life. Many people know Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named Read More >

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ATSDR’s Emergency Response Program

HAZMAT Team Members Discusses Chemical Disaster

ATSDR’s Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences is home to the Emergency Response Program (ERP). The ERP provides leadership and coordination related to public health during environmental hazardous substance emergencies. The ERP represents ATSDR in such emergencies using the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or CERCLA. Did you know Read More >

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All Scientists are Artists at Heart

Photo courtesy of Dr. Kuklenyik.

Meet Dr. Zsuzsanna (Susan) Kuklenyik, Senior Research Scientist and Analytical Chemist, Clinical Chemistry Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC. Read More >

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You’re as Young as You Feel

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Do you remember your first black and white television? Did you ever wonder how crawling under your desk could protect you from an atomic bomb? Did you watch the Beatles when they made their first American appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show? If you can answer yes to these questions, you are very likely a Read More >

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