Currently, CDC/ ATSDR
is initiating a biomonitoring study to investigate potential exposure to constituents in tire crumb rubber infill.
CDC and ATSDR
also offer a disaster response clinical consultation service to assist health care providers, public health professionals, and emergency response partners.
Recently published studies by the ATSDR
have provided additional scientific information to help evaluate possible service-connection for health effects and to make policy changes.
According to data released by ATSDR
in 1999, out of the twenty eight that were tested, twelve had a higher than normal levels of dioxin and dioxin like substances in their blood, almost three times higher than the average level.
The CDC is the ATSDR
's parent agency within the HHS.
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.
will explain its findings at a public meeting in Bridgeport tonight.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR
) is an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Tracking the ore has been anything but easy, says Barbara Anderson, an environmental health scientist with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR
) National Asbestos Exposure Review, which is using company documents, community complaints about air emissions, visual inspections and computer modeling to lead the national search.
In November 2003 the Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR
) issued a report on the results from its Warren Township hydrogen sulfide air sampling.
The company will provide applications development and related information technology support services for CDC headquarters and ATSDR
, plus support CDC centers, institutes and offices, as well as employees located in 47 state health departments and overseas in 45 countries.
The team from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR
) explained that adult cancers have a latency period of at least 10 to 15 years - the time taken for a condition to appear - and that continued monitoring would be required.