Your Health – Your Environment Blog Posts

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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Improve Ventilation in Your Home for Safer Celebrations

Planning on bringing your family and friends over for a special gathering this winter season? Taking a few extra steps to improve ventilation (air flow) in your home can help reduce the spread of viruses like the one that causes COVID-19 so you and your loved ones can gather more safely. CDC, in collaboration with 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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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While approximately 15,000 children ages 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer each year, the cause of most pediatric cancers remains unknown. CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR) are working to increase our knowledge about and ability to prevent pediatric cancers in Read More >

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Emergency Preparedness

Make a plan. Build a kit. Be prepared. September is National Preparedness Month. Each year, natural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense because of climate change, urbanization, and other factors. Emergencies can happen any place, at any time. It is important to be prepared to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. When disaster Read More >

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