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Last Edited: 6/2/2001

What is ATSDR?

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency whose mission is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution in the environment. EHIB has a cooperative agreement with ATSDR to carry out their activities on non-federal sites in California.