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Lead Poisoning in Nigeria

  Rows of tiny graves peppered the Nigerian landscape. In May 2010, NCEH/ATSDR assembled a team to investigate children’s deaths in at least six villages in Zamfara, Nigeria. Investigation Results The team helped quickly identify the source of contamination—the processing of gold ore rich in lead. The previous November, unidentified persons had installed an estimated Read More >

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Healthy Homes

What Is a Healthy Home? Alex and Dana recently bought their first home a—real “fixer-upper” built in the early 1980s. They wanted to do everything they could to make their new home a safe and healthy environment, especially because they have two young children. Although the home had working smoke detectors, the previous owners had Read More >

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Welcome to NCEH/ATSDR, Dr. Ikeda!

  NCEH/ATSDR recently welcomed its new interim director, Robin Ikeda, MD, MPH, (Captain, U.S. Public Health Service). CDC Director, Dr. Tom Freiden, selected Dr. Ikeda for the new NCEH/ATSDR role. This role is in addition to her responsibilities as CDC Deputy Director, Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health. Read on for more insight Read More >

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Restaurant Safety: What You Should Know

Dining out? Keep these things in mind when choosing the right restaurant for you and your family. Food Safety Rules The food vendors in your community, like restaurants, delis, grocery stores, and others, must follow local food safety rules. These rules are set by your city, county, district, or state. Each community may have the Read More >

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Photojournalism Focuses on Climate Change in Pacific Islands

Climate change is any significant variation in temperature, precipitation, wind, or other type of weather that lasts for decades or longer. Pristine waters, lush vegetation, picturesque landscapes, remote location….. This sounds like the stuff of travel guides—words that conjure up images of a vacationer’s paradise. But these alluring descriptors aren’t about “Fantasy Island.” Think Pacific Read More >

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