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National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP) 2011 annual report
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    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 gas release at a chicken processing plant in Arkansas: an ACE investigation conducted with NIOSH -- 6.0. Conclusions -- 7.0. References -- Appendix A: 2011 NTSIP publications -- Appendix B: Supporting data from NTSIP 2011 annual report.

    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 second year of the National Toxic Substance Incidents Program (NTSIP), the only chemical surveillance system currently in existence that collects information on key aspects of acute hazardous chemical incidents.

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