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ATSDR ToxFAQs is a series
of summaries about hazardous substances being developed by the ATSDR
Division of Toxicology. Information for this series is excerpted from
the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each
fact sheet serves as a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers
are provided to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure
to hazardous substances found around hazardous waste sites and the
effects of exposure on human health.
To find out more, go to ToxFAQs.
By Congressional mandate,
the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) produces
"toxicological profiles" for hazardous substances found at National
Priorities List (NPL) sites. These hazardous substances are ranked
based on frequency of cocurrence at NPL sites, toxicity, and potential
for human exposure. Toxicological profiles are developed from a priority
list of 275 substances.
To find out more, go to Toxicological Profiles.