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CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program Celebrates 10 Years

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 14:22
CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Program began with the idea that health and environmental problems are not always separate issues with unrelated solutions. Though the program began in 2002, the actual online Environmental Public Health Tracking Network launched in 2009. For the past 10 years, the Tracking Network has helped paint a clear picture of the intricate relationships between environment and health. Moving forward, the Tracking Network has the potential to empower more organizations to save lives and protect health. Our Origin Story In September 2000, the Pew Environmental Health Commission published the report "America's Environmental Health Gap: Why the

Children's Environmental Health Day - October 10, 2019

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:36
ATSDR Protecting Children's Health – Our Future Generation! Today, children may face illnesses linked to environmental exposures where they live, learn, and play. For example, children may be exposed to harmful chemicals in the air they breathe, the water they drink, or soil they touch or swallow. As our scientific understanding of children's environmental health issues continues to evolve, so do the policies and practices in place to protect children's health. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is committed to promoting the healthy development of children through our public health initiatives such as: Choose Safe Places for

Children's Health Month - October 2019

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Wed, 10/02/2019 - 17:24
ATSDR Protecting Children's Health – Our Future Generation! Today, children may face illnesses linked to environmental exposures where they live, learn, and play. For example, children may be exposed to harmful chemicals in the air they breathe, the water they drink, or soil they touch or swallow. As our scientific understanding of children's environmental health issues continues to evolve, so do the policies and practices in place to protect children's health. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is committed to promoting the healthy development of children through our public health initiatives such as: Choose Safe Places for

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month - #NPYHM

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Tue, 10/01/2019 - 12:30
Did you know that ...? Repeated exposure to loud noise over the years can damage your hearing-long after exposure has stopped. This is just one of the many informative facts available on CDC's National Center for Environmental Health's new hearing loss website: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/default.html. Think you're well aware of how to protect yourself? When it comes to hearing loss, we can all think of the usual suspects: listening to fireworks, attending sporting events, and loud concerts. The outer ear-the part of the ear you see-funnels sound waves into the ear canal. However, you may be surprised at what you don't know.

Twenty Years of the Laboratory Response Network

CDC Your Environment and Your Health - Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:53
  What do chemical spills, the opioid epidemic, Zika, and potential safety threats at the Super Bowl have in common? They are examples of public health emergencies that CDC and local and state laboratory partners prepared for and responded to during the last 20 years. These laboratories are part of the Laboratory Response Network (LRN). Founded by CDC, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the LRN provides the laboratory infrastructure and capacity required to respond to public health emergencies and biological and chemical terrorism. This year marks the LRN's 20th anniversary. Prior to 1999,
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