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The Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences (DTHHS) integrates epidemiology, environmental medicine, and toxicology. This includes investigating the relationships between exposures to hazardous substances and adverse health effects. To accomplish our mission effectively, the Division:

  • Coordinates all activities associated with human health studies, surveillance, registries, and toxicological profiles;
  • Provides epidemiologic, toxicological, geospatial, and biostatistical assistance and consultation to site-specific activities, including chemical-specific consultations;
  • Creates and applies science-based health education tools, methods, and strategies to provide information, education, and training;
  • Provides technical expertise and site-specific support to help address health issues surrounding emergency events or releases, or threatened releases, of hazardous materials;
  • Develops and implements innovative research methods to expand knowledge of the relationship between exposure to hazardous substances and adverse health effects; and
  • Coordinates toxicology and environmental medicine activities with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Toxicology Program, and other appropriate federal, state, and local public programs.