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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) [website]   [open html - 40KB]

The ATSDR is an agency for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that performs specific functions concerning hazardous substances in the environment and their effect on public health. More specifically, it's 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.

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