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Spotlights Archive

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.

ATSDR en Español
Trabajando, ayudando, sirviendo y educando...más

A-Z Index
Links to information posted on the ATSDR Web site, arranged alphabetically by main topic...more

Data Resources
National Exposure Registry, World Trade Center Health Registry, Tremolite Asbestos Registry; links and contact information for state cooperative agreement partners and information resources; ATSDR annual reports; interactive map and links to hazardous waste site documents...more

Education & Training
Includes cases studies and online learning programs for medical and public health providers, health assessors, and others; some versions in Spanish and Japanese...more

Emergency Response
Information to help emergency staff repond quickly to incidents involving chemical agents or hazardous substances, and to prepare for those emergencies...more

Hazardous Waste Sites
Find information about current activities at focus waste sites; search lists of sites by state, by contaminant, or by site ownership; read public health assessments; become involved...more

Publications & Products
Links to a range of ATSDR documents, including “A Citizen’s Guide to Risk Assessment and Public Health Assessments at Contaminated Sites,” the “ATSDR Public Health Asessment Guidance Manual,” documents released for public comment, fact sheets, annual reports, newsletters, papers, and more...more

Special Initiatives
Partnership projects and initiatives focused on such topics as bioterrorism, children’s health, Great Lakes human health effects, fish consumption advisories, tribal affairs, Alaska traditional diet, scientific review, etc...more

Toxic Substances
Evaluations of hazardous substances and their potential health effects, including Toxicological Profiles, ToxFAQs™ , and information on specific substances, such as dioxin and PCBs...more