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  • The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATDSR) offers environmental health and medicine education products for health professionals, community members, and interested members of the public. These materials are designed to increase awareness and knowledge of how the environment impacts human health. Tools are provided to promote positive health aspects and prevent and/or minimize adverse health impacts of the environment. These materials are developed to meet specific audience needs, are free of charge, and are based on the latest evidence based science and medicine.
  • Environmental Medicine Education Products for Health Professionals
    ATSDR's newly developed or revised environmental medicine education products present current environmental medicine content drawn from peer-reviewed medical literature. These products are accredited for free continuing education.
  • Environmental Health Education Products for the Public
    ATSDR provides community members, health educators, health care providers, and other health professionals with community environmental health education products to increase environmental health literacy. These products include information about specific types of exposures to hazardous substances, exposure routes and pathways, health effects, treatment options, and how to prevent or minimize exposures to hazardous substances in the environment.