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ATSDR

 
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, charged with performing specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, emergency responses to release of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry
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Recommendation: Because of the importance of having an appropriate methodology in place to provide a reasonable basis for the indirect costs charged and to assist the Congress and agency officials in making decisions about allocating federal resources, the Director of CDC should continue efforts to develop and implement an appropriate methodology for identifying and allocating actual costs, including direct and indirect costs to ATSDR, that is in compliance with federal statutes and relevant guidance.
ATSDR identified five key findings with recommendations:On-site worker safety must continue to be a high priority for EPA as digging at the landfill could release dust containing uranium and thorium decay products and radon gas on the landfill that might impact health.
Word has spread about the value of soilSHOP events, and ATSDR has received numerous requests for soilSHOP information and resource materials.
ATSDR is currently under Congressional Review for using inadequate science and improper research techniques.
Recommendation: To strengthen the ATSDR's policies and procedures, and ensure that they provide reasonable assurance of public health product quality, the director of ATSDR should develop policies and procedures to ensure that a risk assessment is conducted at the time site-specific work is initiated, and that any assigned risk level be reevaluated throughout product preparation to ensure that it remains appropriate.
For more information on this subject from both EPA and ATSDR, go to http://www.
For issues around your private residence or community, ATSDR can tell you where to find occupational and environmental health clinics.
ATSDR recommended continued site monitoring and that future environmental health investigations be conducted by an integrated team of professionals with adequate training.
The ATSDR study's scope does not include the Canoga Park beryllium shop workers.
The ATSDR defines an MRL as "an estimate of the daily human exposure to a hazardous substance that is likely to be without appreciable risk of adverse noncancer health effects over a specified duration of exposure.
Brian Tencza is a team lead in the Environmental Medicine Branch in the Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences at ATSDR.
ATSDR and NIEHS--both under the Department of Health and Human Services--are responsible for certain Superfund-related activities.