Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - 1 Works to prevent illness and disease due to toxic or hazardous substances Common toxins: arsenic, asbestos, lead, mercury Locations: environmental pollution, waste sites, disasters Methods of exposure: breathing, drinking, food, soil exposure, cut 10
Slide notes:The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or ATSDR , works to prevent illness and disease due to toxic or hazardous substances. Among the most common toxic substances are arsenic, asbestos, lead, and mercury. Toxic substances may be found in the environment, in specific areas such as waste sites, or due to sudden disasters. People may be at risk from merely breathing, or from contact with water, food, soil or through an open sore like a cut . 10