Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Public Health - Part 2
Lecture:Bioterrorism, Agricultural Terrorism, Chemical Terrorism, Nuclear Terrorism
Slide content:Chemical Terrorism and Public Health Chief surveillance agency in the U.S.: CDCs Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) Launched in 2009 Successor to the HSEES program 16
Slide notes:Chemical terrorism, or exposure of the population to chemical hazards, is another concern of public health. As with other categories of terrorism, an attack could be either covert or overt. The National Toxic Substance Incidents Program, housed at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, was created in 2009 and replaced the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance program. Among the purposes of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry is to prepare for and mitigate the risks related to chemical terrorism. 16