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ATSDR Develops New ALS Biorepository

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The National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ASTDR) “Your Health, Your Environment” blog helps to increase public knowledge about environmental health by sharing our concerns, work, and information you can use in your daily life. Many people know Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named Read More >

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ATSDR’s Emergency Response Program

HAZMAT Team Members Discusses Chemical Disaster

ATSDR’s Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences is home to the Emergency Response Program (ERP). The ERP provides leadership and coordination related to public health during environmental hazardous substance emergencies. The ERP represents ATSDR in such emergencies using the authority of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act or CERCLA. Did you know Read More >

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All Scientists are Artists at Heart

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Meet Dr. Zsuzsanna (Susan) Kuklenyik, Senior Research Scientist and Analytical Chemist, Clinical Chemistry Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC. Read More >

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You’re as Young as You Feel

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Do you remember your first black and white television? Did you ever wonder how crawling under your desk could protect you from an atomic bomb? Did you watch the Beatles when they made their first American appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show? If you can answer yes to these questions, you are very likely a Read More >

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Protect Your Groundwater Day

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Protect Your Groundwater Day is an annual observance sponsored by the National Ground Water Association This day brings attention to the importance of protecting ground water as a valuable resource. The observance also stresses the need for simple ways everyone can act to protect groundwater, and why we all have a stake in maintaining its Read More >

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National Preparedness Month

Preparedness Month

Throughout the month of September, CDC and more than 3000 organizations—national, regional, and local governments, as well as private and public organizations—will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action. For Preparedness Month 2015, the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) supports the Office of Public Health Read More >

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Meet the Scientist: Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb

Meet Research Chemist Dr. Suzanne (Suzy) Kalb, who works in CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, Division of Laboratory Sciences, Clinical Chemistry Branch. The downside of organic chemistry for most students was the interesting upside for Dr. Kalb. Organic chemistry is a tough pre-requisite course for medical school. “It’s less memorization, and it’s more about Read More >

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