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National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) 2010 annual report
  • Published Date:
    3/13/2013
  • Language:
    English
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National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) 2010 annual report
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  • Corporate Authors:
    United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences. Environmental Health Surveillance Branch. ; National Toxic Substance Incidents Program. ;
  • Description:
    Definition of acronyms -- 1.0. Executive summary -- 2.0. Introduction -- 3.0. State surveillance -- 4.0. National database -- 5.0. Incident investigation (ACE): 5.1. Chlorine release at a metal recycling facility in California; 5.2. Ammonia release from a refrigeration facility in Alabama -- 6.0. Conclusions -- 7.0. References.

    In 1980, Congress created the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to implement health-related sections of laws that protect the public from hazardous wastes and environmental spills of hazardous substances. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), commonly known as the Superfund Act, designated ATSDR as the lead agency within the U.S. Public Health Service to help prevent or reduce further exposure to hazardous substances and the adverse health effects that might result from such exposures and to expand the knowledge base about such effects.

    This Annual Report documents the inaugural year of the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP), the only toxic substance surveillance system to collect information on all aspects of acute toxic incidents.

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