Regional North America United States Government Executive Branch Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is directed by congressional mandate to perform 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, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.
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Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM)
Self-instructional publications designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment.
Frequently asked questions about contaminants found at hazardous waste sites.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed by Congress to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment.
The Assessment Process: An Interactive Learning Program
An overview of the public health assessment process that the ATSDR uses to evaluate whether people will be harmed by hazardous materials from waste sites or from other places where hazardous substances have been spilled or released into the environment.
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Press releases, fact sheets, medical studies, public health assessments, records, other agencies, and general information.
Geographic Analysis Tool for Health and Environmental Research (GATHER)
A spatial data access tool that provides access to spatial data pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues.
Interaction Profiles for Toxic Substances
A guidance manual that outlines the latest methods for assessing exposure to chemical mixtures.
Managing Hazardous Materials Incidents (MHMI)
Recommendations for on-scene (prehospital), and hospital medical management of patients exposed during a hazardous materials incident.
Medical Management Guidelines for Acute Chemical Exposures
The MMGs are intended to aid healthcare professionals involved in emergency response to effectively decontaminate patients, protect themselves and others from contamination, communicate with other involved personnel, efficiently transport patients to a medical facility, and provide competent medical evaluation and treatment to exposed persons.
Priority List of Hazardous Substances
A list of substances that are most commonly found at facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL) and which are determined to pose the most significant potential threat to human health due to their known or suspected toxicity and potential for human exposure at these sites.
Public Health Assessments (PHA) and Consultations
Investigate if people are exposed to hazardous substances and, if so, whether that exposure is harmful and should be stopped or reduced.
Public Health Statements (PHS)
Information about contaminants found at hazardous waste sites.
Substances Most Frequently Found in Completed Exposure Pathways at Hazardous Waste Sites
The CEP ranking lists the number of sites at which a substance has been found in a completed exposure pathway.
Characterization of the toxicologic and adverse health effects of hazardous substances.
A Toxicology Curriculum for Communities
A train the trainer's manual.
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