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DCHI works to reduce people’s exposures to toxic substances in the environment.

Take samples

  • Take air, soil, or water samples in neighborhoods built near current or old chemical dump sites or other areas where toxic chemicals were/are dumped, spilled or released
  • Take biologic samples (blood, urine) from people living in the neighborhoods

Review data and report on health effects

  • Provide our expert opinion on the level of environmental exposure and the health effects that could have occurred or could be possible

Work with communities and tribes to protect health

  • Provide health education, technical advice, and support for communities and tribes to protect them from health effects caused by environmental exposure

Work with states and other agencies

  • Make recommendations to prevent, reduce, or eliminate environmental exposures
  • ATSDR health assessment process
  • man testing river water for toxins
  • Man teaching the community about ATSDR

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Speaking at a town hall meeting on behalf of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), this African-American woman was in the process of educating attendees. The purpose of these meetings is to collect community concerns, and share health messages about local environmental issues. At this point in the meeting, she was about to address a number of meeting participants during a breakout question/answer session.

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