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ATSDR Presentation to the Spring Valley Community

Regarding Exposure Investigation at the American University Child Development Center

Presented by Dana Abouelnasr, Ph.D. on March 14, 2001


Slide 1
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

US Department of Health and Human Services
Slide 2
ATSDR Goals
  • Identify people at health risk from hazardous substances in the environment.
  • Evaluate relationships between hazardous substances in the environment and health problems.
  • Intervene to eliminate or reduce the potential for health problems from hazardous substances in the environment.
Slide 3
ATSDR is not:
  • Regulatory
  • A health care provider
Slide 4
ATSDR Activities at the American University Child Care Center
  • Exposure Investigation
    • Hair arsenic levels of children and staff
    • Within normal range
  • Final Report
    • Interpret results of exposure investigation
    • No adverse health effects
Slide 5
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

toll-free: 1-888-42-ATSDR
(1-888-422-8737)
www.atsdr.cdc.gov
Dana Abouelnasr, Ph.D

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