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All About ATSDR

About ATSDR

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.

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Exposure

Exposure
This Fact Sheet answers questions about chemical exposures.

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Public Health Hazard Categories

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.

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Public Health Advisories

Public Health Advisories
This fact sheet answers questions about what an advisory is and what happens after.

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Health Consultations

Health Consultations
An ATSDR Health Consultation is not the same thing as a medical exam, a community health study, or a Public Health Assessment.

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Medical Monitoring

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.

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Public Health Assessment

Public Health Assessment
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.

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