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Your Environment and Your Health

  • ATSDR in the Community

    Posted on 6/21/2019 at 11:07 AM

    The community is always at the heart of ATSDR’s public health activities—from resident petitions and personal interviews to community meetings, workshops, and health fairs. Of course, our public health assessment process evaluates relevant scientific data. However, we also seek health information from community members and share health-related information with those who live or work near hazardous waste sites. ATSDR may work with area residents, civic leaders, health professionals, community groups, and other partners during the public health assessment process. Community PFAS Education in New Hampshire On April 3, 2019, ATSDR’s Captain Gary D. Perlman participated in the Southern New Hampshire

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  • Public Health Organizations Work Together to Stop Childhood Lead Poisoning

    Posted on 6/20/2019 at 5:34 PM

    There are no safe blood lead levels in children. About half a million U.S. children ages 1-5 have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter (µg/dL), the reference level at which CDC recommends public health actions be initiated. The Blackwell community in Oklahoma is one of them. The soil at various locations throughout the community is contaminated with high levels of lead and other metals from past site activities. As a follow-up to a recent Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) public health assessment, Patrick Young, Environmental Health Scientist in ATSDR’s Region 6, educated the community about

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Our areas of expertise include:

  • cuts, sprains, and strains
  • minor traumas
  • cold and flu
  • headache
  • school and sports physicals
  • PPD and vaccine titer testing
  • infections
  • Vaccines (Including Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis)
  • STD testing
  • travel clinic (selected locations)
  • drug screening (selected locations)
  • occupational medicine (selected locations)

JAMA Current Issue

  • Lupus Survival Disparities

    Posted on 6/25/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Despite advances in treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that have significantly increased the disease’s 5-year survival rate, serious racial disparities in outcomes persist, according to a CDC report.

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  • Preventing Maternal Deaths

    Posted on 6/25/2019 at 12:00 AM

    Three in 5 pregnancy-related deaths in the United States from 2011 through 2015 were preventable, according to a CDC report. The report notes that 31% of such maternal deaths occur during pregnancy, about 36% happen during delivery or in the week after, and about 33% occur between a week and a year after deliver.

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