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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Information Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - ATSDR

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4770 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30341

800-CDC-INFO (Voice - Toll-free, 800-232-4636)
404-498-0110 (Voice)
404-498-0093 (FAX)
888-232-6348 (Voice - TTY)


The role of this agency is to implement the laws that protect the public from hazardous wastes and environmental spills of hazardous substances. ATSDR is charged under the Superfund Act of 1980 to assess the presence and nature of health hazards at specific Superfund sites, to help prevent or reduce further exposure and the illnesses that result from such exposures, and to expand the knowledge base about health effects from exposure to hazardous substances.

Online Resources

Print Resources

ATSDR publications include: Hazardous Substances & Public Health; A Primer on Health Risk Communication Principles and Practices; Case Studies in Environmental Medicine Case; ATSDR ToxFAQs; ATSDR Agency Profile and Annual Report; and ATSDR Biennial Report to Congress.

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