ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) conducts activities through a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the lead federal public health agency responsible for determining human health effects associated with toxic exposures, preventing continued exposures, and mitigating associated human health risks at hazardous waste sites.
If you are concerned about potential toxic exposure in Arkansas, you may contact us for expert guidance. We provide information and review data for human health risks. However, we do not conduct sampling, test for chemicals, or perform remediation.
We also provide support for child care facilities that want to assess their property for toxic chemicals. Click here for more information.
- Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) – CDC
- ATSDR Public Health Assessments and Consultations - ATSDR has been required by law to conduct a public health assessment at each of the sites on the EPA National Priorities List. The aim of these evaluations is to find out if people are being exposed to hazardous substances and, if so, whether that exposure is harmful and should be stopped or reduced. If appropriate, ATSDR also conducts public health assessments when petitioned by concerned individuals.
- ATSDR ToxFAQs™ - A series of summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology.
|Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
|4815 W. Markham St., Slot 32
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205