Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Learn how to support communities experiencing stress related to environmental contamination.
Find information about toxic chemicals, understand how these chemicals can affect health, and learn how to prevent exposure.
Learn how ALS researchers from around the world can access and use ALS Biorepository samples.
Learn about the activities and milestones CSPECE states have achieved over the past three years.
Final Tox Profiles are now available for four substances.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. We do this by responding to environmental health emergencies; investigating emerging environmental health threats; conducting research on the health impacts of hazardous waste sites; and building capabilities of and providing actionable guidance to state and local health partners.
One-stop-shop on the health effects of toxic substances
Evaluations to find out if people are being exposed to hazardous substances
Comprehensive evaluation of toxicological information on a substance
The Program funds 28 partner organizations to build their ability to respond to environmental issues
- ATSDR en Español
- ATSDR Communication Toolkit
- Brownfield/Land Reuse Initiative
- Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
- Case Studies in Environmental Medicine
- CDC/ATSDR PFAS Related Activities
- Choose Safe Places for Early Care and Education (CSPECE)
- Interaction Profiles
- Minimal Risk Levels
- Multimedia Tools
- National Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Registry
- National Center for Environmental Health
- Social Media
- soilSHOP Toolkit
- Substance Priority List
Introducing ATSDR’s Community Stress Resource Center
Life in a community experiencing long-term environmental contamination can be stressful for many reasons, including uncertainty, health and financial concerns, and feelings of powerlessness.
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