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ATSDRAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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ATSDR examined the association between biologic markers of immune system impairment and environmental exposure to cadmium and lead among children and adults living in communities contaminated by mining and smelting operations at four Superfund sites (Sarasua et al.
Through this initiative, ATSDR hopes to see a measurable increase of children being protected by safe-siting policies or programs across the U.
In addition, ATSDR is undertaking various initiatives to help strengthen the National ALS Registry.
The task force consisted of representatives from the IDPH, the ATSDR, the U.
Initially, ATSDR focused on evaluating toxic exposure specifically for communities located near Superfund sites.
Finally, the small number of incidents identified by ATSDR complicates evaluation of chemical suicide trends in the United States.
ATSDR has hosted nine soilSHOP events since the original Soil Kitchen in 2011.
As the funding agency, ATSDR provides oversight, epidemiological support, and biomonitoring analysis through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Laboratory Sciences.
The screening results indicated that chemical concentrations in most areas were below the ATSDR health guidelines of concern.
The crumb rubber case involved input from the providers working with the Region 8 PEHSU, the national PEHSU network, Region 8 EPA, and ATSDR, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the manufacturer.
Persons interested in contacting ATSDR concerning health related issues should call 1-888-422-8737.
Brian Tencza is a team lead in the Environmental Medicine Branch in the Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences at ATSDR.