Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: FY 1999 Profile and Annual Report [open pdf - 11MB]
"ATSDR [Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry] is the lead public health agency responsible for implementing the health-related provisions of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. ATSDR's primary goals are to identify people at health risk because of their exposure to hazardous substances in the environment; to evaluate relationships between hazardous substances in the environment and adverse human health outcomes; and to intervene to eliminate exposure of health concern and prevent or mitigate adverse health outcomes related to hazardous substances in the environment. ATSDR accomplishes these goals through its work in four major program areas: (1) health assessment and consultation, (2) toxicological research, (3) health studies, and (4) health education and promotion. This report highlights ATSDR's accomplishments and activities conducted in fiscal year (FY) 1999, with a chapter devoted to each of ATSDR's program areas. These program areas, some key findings, and examples of activities from FY 1999 are summarized below."
Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/2p-publications.html