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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Information Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ATSDR

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4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

(800) 232-4636 (Voice - Toll-free)
404-498-0110 (Voice)
404-498-0093 (FAX)
888-232-6348 (Voice - TTY)


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. 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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Print Resources

ATSDR publications include: Hazardous Substances & Public Health; A Primer on Health Risk Communication Principles and Practices; Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Case; ATSDR ToxFAQs; ATSDR Agency Profile and Annual Report; and ATSDR Biennial Report to Congress.

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Review Date

Wed Jun 22, 2011