Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2014
Corporate Authors:United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Description:We are pleased to present the FY 2014 Congressional Justification for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). By working directly with communities, ATSDR ensures that Americans have a safe and healthy environment in which to work, play and live, by preventing and stopping exposures to harmful chemicals. This reflects the key priority investments for this important work.
Through a national network of environmental public health professionals, ATSDR implements a broad range of activities focused on protecting people from environmental hazards. These activities include:
Assessing chemical exposures at waste sites
Examining specific hazardous substances to address problems before they occur
Monitoring health through surveillance systems and registries
Responding 24/7 to chemical releases and other environmental emergencies
Researching health impacts from chemical exposures
Communicating key findings to community members and health professionals
ATSDR is committed to these activities, which are essential to building state and local environmental health capacity and addressing the public’s need for reliable information about their communities. In our work, we are also committed to performance improvement, using long-term performance measures to evaluate our progress in reducing exposures at the most hazardous sites.
This commitment also reflects our dedication to ensuring ATSDR maximizes the use of its resources. This FY 2014 Congressional Justification demonstrates how ATSDR will streamline its approach to its work by building on our successes and prioritizing crucial activities to protect the health of all Americans.
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