October 31, 2014

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Page on Environmental Health
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Home Page
Toxic Substances Portal (ATSDR): Toxicological Profiles
Public Health Assessment Guidance Manual (ATSDR): Table of Contents
Environmental Data Needed for Public Health Assessments (ATSDR): A Guidance Manual
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A Citizens Guide to Risk Assessments and Public Health Assessments at Contaminated Sites

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

This guide provides an overview of two different assessments commonly performed at hazardous waste sites. These are the risk assessment and the public health assessments; both are required for all sites – commonly referred to as “Superfund” sites – listed on the U.S. … Continue reading

Public Health Assessment Petitions

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

What is ATSDR’s Petition Program?

In the Superfund law, Congress provided ATSDR with the authority to conduct certain public health assessment activities following a request from a concerned person. The ATSDR Petition Program identifies whether the request is one that ATSDR can address.… Continue reading