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Planning Healthy Cities

Guess who’s coming to Atlanta? Five thousand urban planners who will be attending the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference on April 26-30, 2014. What does this have to do with environmental health? Experts from NCEH’s Healthy Community Design Initiative helped plan the conference and will be presenting their expertise on the importance of considering Read More >

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What is Environmental Public Health?

April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day in the United States and the 22nd anniversary world-wide. Earth Day reminds us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect our environment. And protecting our environment also helps us protect our health. For many, the word “environment” relates to the natural world—mountains, forests, Read More >

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Six Pathways at the Midnite Mine

Multiple Exposure Pathways Let’s face it: toxic substances are all around us. They are part of the natural and man-made world. That can be pretty frightening. But to cause harm, toxic substances must actually get into your body through your skin, eyes, digestive system, or lungs. And even if you do touch, swallow, or breathe Read More >

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What’s in the air?

April 13-19 is National Environmental Education Week. Both NCEH and ATSDR work to protect people from exposure to environmental public health hazards. The blog is featuring a series of six posts explaining exposure pathways or the ways in which people can come into contact with toxic substances. This post explains how people can be exposed Read More >

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What’s in the Water?

NCEH and ATSDR participate in two week-long health observances during April: National Public Health Week (April 7-13) and National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19). Both NCEH and ATSDR work to protect people from exposure to environmental public health hazards. During the next two weeks, the blog will feature a series of six posts explaining exposure Read More >

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Scientists Investigate Toxic Exposure

NCEH and ATSDR participate in two week-long health observances during April: National Public Health Week (April 7-13) and National Environmental Education Week (April 13-19). Both NCEH and ATSDR work to protect people from exposure to environmental public health hazards. During the next two weeks, the blog will feature a series of six posts explaining exposure Read More >

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International Environmental Health

April 7 is World Health Day. Read about the ways the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) helps public health programs around the world. Lead poisoning in Nigeria, mercury poisoning in Peru, liver disease in Ethiopia, pesticide poisoning in Bangladesh—around the world CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) helps investigate widespread health problems like Read More >

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Tornado Safety Tips

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) there is no guaranteed safety during a tornado. Indeed, we must take seriously even the possibility of a tornado. Although the most violent tornadoes can level and blow away almost any house and those within it, extremely violent EF5 tornadoes are very rare. Most tornadoes are Read More >

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