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Oak Ridge Reservation: About ATSDR

This fact sheet outlines the activities that ATSDR does in a community that may be exposed to hazardous substances. Included are: how the Agency becomes involved with a site, how our role in helping communities is different from EPA's role, what the Agency cannot do to help a community, and more.

To find out more, go to About ATSDR

This Fact Sheet answers questions about chemical exposures. To find out more, go to Exposure

Public Health Hazard Categories
Depending on the specific properties of the contaminant, the exposure situations, and the health status of individuals, a public health hazard may occur. To find out more, go to Public Health Hazard Categories
Public Health Advisories
This fact sheet answers questions about what an advisory is and what happens after. To find out more, go to Public Health Advisories.
Health Consultations
An ATSDR Health Consultation is not the same thing as a medical exam, a community health study, or a Public Health Assessment. 
To find out more, go to Health Consultations
Medical Monitoring
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act provides for the Administrator of ATSDR to initiate a health surveillance program for populations at significant increased risk of adverse health effects as a result of exposure to hazardous substances released from a facility. This special program is called medical monitoring. To find out more, go to Medical Monitoring
Public Health Assessments
An ATSDR Public Health Assessment reviews available information about hazardous substances at a site and evaluates whether exposure to them might cause any harm to people. To find out more, go to Public Health Assessment
Petitioned Public Health Assessments
Answers the questions " What is a Public Health Assessment, " explains the petition process, and additional information. To find out more, go to Petitioned Public Health Assessments
Community Assistance Panels
The CAP is a way for the community to participate directly in ATSDR's evaluation and make sure community concerns are addressed in any ATSDR report. To find out more, go to Community Assistance Panels

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This page last updated on February 16, 2005
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