Cancer and the Environment - What You Need to Know.
What You Can Do.
This training is suitable for the allied health professionals and members of the general population. It addresses concerns about the connection between cancer and exposure to toxic substances in the environment. It contains information about which types of substances are known either to cause or likely to cause cancer, and what can be done to reduce exposures to them. It also explains how scientists discover which substances are likely to cause cancer. Although toxic substances may cause other health effects, cancer is the focus of this training.
ATSDR Cancer Policy Framework
The cancer policy framework was developed based on an assessment of current practice across programs within ATSDR and as such is multifaceted encompassing aspects of exposure as well as carcinogenicity. Collectively, the elements of the ATSDR Cancer Policy Framework are intended to guide ATSDR's pursuit of its mandate to assess the relationship between exposure to hazardous substances and the effects of those substances on human health.
A Citizen's Guide to Risk Assessments and Public Health Assessments
This guide provides an overview of two different assessments commonly performed at hazardous waste sites. These are the risk assessment and the public health assessment; both are required for all sites-commonly referred to as "Superfund" sites-listed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Priorities List (NPL).
A Primer on Health Risk Communication Principles and Practices
The primer provides a framework of principles and approaches for the communications of health risk information to diverse audiences. It is intended for ATSDR staff and personnel from other government agencies and private organizations who must respond to public concerns about exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.
Evaluation Primer on Health Risk Communication Programs
The primer presents key principles and techniques to assist federal decisionmakers and health risk communicators to improve their overall effectiveness in evaluating health risk messages and materials.
Methyl Parathion Expert Panel Report
The purpose of the expert panel was to assist ATSDR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and state and local health departments in addressing key issues of science, public health practice, and risk management related to this indoor use of methyl parathion.
Report of the Expert Panel Workshop on the Psychological Responses to Hazardous Substances
Participants were asked to discuss an integrated approach to addressing the neurobiological, psychological, and social health effects found in communities near hazardous waste sites or following a chemical spill.