ATSDR


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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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Because the immune system is a target for adverse effects from exposure to hazardous substances, laboratory tests to measure immune status were included in several ATSDR community health studies.
ATSDR has consulted many stakeholders from various disciplines for input into the manual.
The ATSDR and the IDPH established a cleanup clearance level for mercury concentrations in household air of < 1 [micro]g/[m.
ATSDR works closely with local residents, which sets us apart from many other federal agencies.
Word has spread about the value of soilSHOP events, and ATSDR has received numerous requests for soilSHOP information and resource materials.
EPA, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy, IHS, and ATSDR.
Recently, the ATSDR established an expert advisory panel to review current knowledge about the use of hair analysis for trace metals in biomonitoring (ATSDR 2001).
In an effort to improve this situation, ATSDR collaborated with the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a comprehensive Web site that provides communities, health care providers, policy makers, health officials, municipalities, industries, and other stakeholders with actionable steps to deal with environmental odors in their communities.
ATSDR maintains the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system to collect and analyze data about the public health consequences (i.
For over 20 years, ATSDR has partnered with state health departments to perform surveillance for acute chemical releases.
Environmental Protection Agency has determined that MBOCA is a probable human carcinogen (category 2A; ATSDR 1994).
To address these disparities, CDC and ATSDR work with tribal governments, tribal organizations, urban Indian health centers, IHS, and other partners to provide funding and technical assistance to tribal governments and organizations.