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Category: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

New toolkit equips death scene investigators for natural disasters, and weather events.

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CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) has released a new product titled Death Scene Investigation after Natural Disasters or other Weather-Related Events. This new toolkit provides guidance for death scene investigators about collecting data at death scenes during and after a natural disaster or weather-related event. Read More >

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Success Stories in Environmental Health

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Learn more about how CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States. Your environment is everything around you—the air you breathe, the water you drink, the places where your food is grown or prepared, your workplace, and Read More >

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Research Moves the Fight Against ALS Forward

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May is ALS Awareness Month. The National ALS Registry is working to better understand the risk factors that affect the disease. Learn how to support the Registry and strengthen the fight against ALS. Read More >

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CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds Presents “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions”

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has announced the next session of Public Health Grand Rounds, “National Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Registry — Impact, Challenges, and Future Directions” which will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. (ET). Read More >

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Staying Safe in a Tornado

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To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head. Read More >

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“Super Cool” to Work for an Environmental Federal Public Health Agency

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Celebrating 10 years with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Division of Community Health Investigations, Environmental Health Scientist Dr. Tonia Burk still finds her work as interesting and challenging as her first day on the job. Read More >

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ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Portal

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ATSDR’s Toxic Substances Web Portal makes it easy for researchers and individuals to find information about toxic chemicals, understand how these chemicals can affect health, and learn how to prevent exposure. Read More >

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ATSDR’s ALS Registry Launches the ALS Biorepository

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Learn how ALS researchers from around the world can access a new resource in their fight to identify the causes of ALS. ATSDR’s National ALS Registry launched the new National ALS Biorepository in January 2017. Read More >

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From Ophthalmology to Environmental Public Health – a Life Well Traveled

Getting a little advice on nature photography from a local while traveling in Madagascar

Unlike many others who embark on a career in public health upon graduating from college, Bruce Tierney, M.D.,  Captain, United States Public Health Service, and Senior Medical Officer, Division of Community Health Investigations, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) came into public health by a most unusual route. Read More >

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NCEH/ATSDR – Top 10 “Your Health, Your Environment” Blog Posts of 2016

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As this year draws to a close, perhaps you’ve realized that you didn’t get a chance to read all of the “Your Health, Your Environment” blog posts. To help you get caught up, here are the ten most popular posts of 2016: Read More >

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