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Native American Heritage Month

Tracking Environmental Health Data about Native Americans “Data” is a buzzword in public health, but what does the word mean for the rest of us? Gathering data may sound like a snooze to non-scientists, but it is actually the beginning of scientific investigation. Whenever scientists and doctors are searching for the cause of a disease Read More >

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Woman’s Worry Prompts CDC/ATSDR Outreach on Testing Private Wells

In the “Voices from the Field” blog series, NCEH and ATSDR staff tell us about their work in communities, states, tribal territories, and even other countries. Read about how ATSDR Region 9 employees Ben Gerhardstein and Jamie Rayman discovered a critical need for accurate information in an Arizona community and created educational materials that everyone Read More >

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NCEH’s Tobacco Laboratory helps FDA carry out the Family Smoking Prevention & Tobacco Control Act

Tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chew, and pipe tobacco abound with harmful chemicals. The smoke from tobacco products contains more than 7,000 chemical components, and at least 250 are known to harm people’s health. In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority Read More >

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Save Energy and Resources This Holiday Season

November 15 is America Recycles Day. When you save energy and resources, you protect the environment and safeguard health both now and for the future. At this time of year, many of us are already preparing for the winter holidays ahead. Although we want to enjoy the fun and spirit of the season, we may Read More >

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Early Winter Weather

While some sections of the United States have not yet seen their first snow, some areas have already felt winter’s icy blast. Winter weather presents challenges, but you can remain safe and healthy if you are prepared to meet them. Indoor Safety You may prefer to remain indoors in the winter as much as possible, Read More >

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CDC and Planners Bring Healthy Design to Communities

Health professionals and community planners know that health starts where you live, learn, work, and play. They support the design and development of communities that encourage healthy behaviors, quality of life, and social connectedness. Learn how one planning firm is using National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) resources to ensure healthy community design. HKS, a Read More >

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