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This web site is provided by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ONLY as an historical reference for the public health community.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.

Neighborhood Health Alert (can be customized for local sites)

Distribution of this fact sheet to the local community by ATSDR or health partners could coincide with the release of the health consultation. The fact sheet can be customized and distributed to

  • Local residents who live near the site now or who lived near the site in the past
  • Former workers at the site and their household contacts
  • Current workers at the site

The fact sheet is intended to

  • Help concerned populations self-identify whether they may have been exposed to asbestos
  • Answer the most pressing health questions of concerned populations
  • Present steps concerned individuals can take to
    protect their health
  • Provide sources of additional information

Cigarette Smoking, Asbestos Exposure, and Your Health Print Version [PDF - 648 KB]*
This brochure explains how the risk of lung cancer greatly increases when you smoke cigarettes and are exposed to asbestos.

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