ATSDR seeks to build and sustain the capacity to evaluate exposures to hazardous waste across the country.
Releases from hazardous waste sites are a major source of harmful exposures in homes, schools, workplaces, and communities.
These exposures are often complex and may be difficult to
identify and control.
Hazardous waste sites may involve various toxic substances, exposure pathways, and health impacts.
ATSDR’s primary goal is to keep communities safe from harmful exposures and related diseases.
To accomplish this goal, the agency works closely with partnering agencies to evaluate exposures at hazardous waste sites, educate communities, and seek new ways to better protect public health.