In-Depth Toxicological Effects Analysis

This section provides guidance on how to perform an in-depth toxicological effects analysis. This is the process ATSDR uses to examine human exposure to a contaminant to determine if the exposure may cause health problems.

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ATSDR PHAT, Tox Mini-Module (in Module 7)

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Refer to ATSDR’s Public Health Assessment Training (PHAT) course. ATSDR’s Tox Evaluation Mini-Module, part of Module 7, will help you learn more about toxicological effects evaluations, see case study examples, and perform case exercises.

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MODULE 7: Health Effects Evaluation

ATSDR Toxicological Profiles

Consult ATSDR Toxicological Profiles for information on the available toxicological and epidemiological information on a substance.


Public Health Assessment Site Tool

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ATSDR’s Public Health Assessment Site Tool (PHAST) is a multi-purpose resource that ATSDR recommends health assessors use when preforming the PHA process. Use the PHAST CVs & Health Guidelines Module to find toxicological data on contaminants at your sites. Health assessors and those involved in the PHA process can gain access by contacting