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Voices from the Field: Hydrogen Sulfide in Detroit

Mark Johnson is ATSDR’s Region 5 director in Chicago, Illinois. Read about how he helped stop harmful hydrogen sulfide exposures in Detroit, Michigan. Air Samples Catch Harmful Levels of Hydrogen Sulfide at the Detroit Water Treatment Plant Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs. Exposure to hydrogen sulfide is a Read More >

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New ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tools Now Available

NCEH/ATSDR works to keep you safe and secure from things in the environment that threaten the public’s health. Read on to learn more about how the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protects communities from harmful exposures at hazardous waste sites. Is there a vacant lot in your neighborhood that’s an eyesore? Do Read More >

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GRASP Propels Polio Vaccination by Locating Remote Nigerian Villages

Thanks to nationwide immunization, by 1979 the United States had effectively eliminated polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease. However, in much of the world, polio continued to spread. Polio is incurable and contagious, so widespread and thorough vaccination is the only way to eradicate it completely. In 1988, national governments organized by the World Read More >

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Meet the Scientist – Jennifer Lyke

The NCEH/ATSDR “Meet the Scientist” series provides insight into the work the talented people who are working to keep you safe and secure from things in the environment that threaten our nation’s health For three decades, scientists at CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Read More >

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