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This web site is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community. It is no longer being maintained and the data it contains may no longer be current and/or accurate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) offer a great deal of valuable resources for health professionals about working with patients who are concerned about asbestos exposure. ATSDR’s Case Studies in Environmental Medicine (CSEM), ToxFAQ’s and the extensive collection of asbestos-related materials are all available at no charge on the ATSDR Web site ( This valuable resource includes valuable information regarding detection, diagnosis and treatment and is constantly updated with the most up-to-date information available.


Biomarkers of Asbestos Exposure and Disease

Transcript and final report of Expert Panel meeting

Working with Patients

Diagnosis, treatment, and medical testing information

Community Site Kit

Communications tools designed for public health practitioners

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine

Self-instructional publications for primary care providers

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