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The Assessment Process:
an interactive learning program

This program provides an overview of the public health assessment process that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) uses to evaluate whether people will be harmed by hazardous materials from waste sites or from other places where hazardous substances have been spilled or released into the environment.

People who live or work in a community near a hazardous waste site play an important role in the public health assessment process. This program explains the process and shows how community members can become involved.

You may review this program at your own pace. The links below and to the left provide an outline of the program, information about ATSDR, and information about this Web site, including tips to help you navigate the site. You may also begin the program now by clicking on Begin Program.

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The mission of ATSDR is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

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