ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances.
- April 26, 2013 Review of Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Research Activities
- December 6, 2011 Health Issues Associated with Contaminated Drywall
- September 16, 2010 Camp Lejeune: Contamination and Compensation, Looking Back, Moving Forward
NCEH/ATSDR Organization Chart
Additional ATSDR Resources
- New Introducing ATSDR [PDF – 2.7MB]
- New Across the U.S. ATSDR [PDF – 904KB]
- ATSDR FY 2017 Budget Fact Sheet [PDF – 263KB]
- ATSDR Congressional Justification FY 2018 [PDF – 509KB]
- ATSDR Regional Offices
Sharing Our Stories: ATSDR’s Impact on Public Health
When harmful chemical exposure happens, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is ready to respond. Our top priority is to protect people from harmful chemical exposures. ATSDR has helped people in more than 900 communities all over the country.
- Page last reviewed: May 12, 2015
- Page last updated: June 30, 2017
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