Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry justification of appropriation estimates for Appropriations Committees fiscal year 2013
Corporate Authors:United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
Description:We are pleased to present the FY 2013 budget request 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 by preventing and stopping exposures to harmful chemcials. This budget request reflects the President’s key priority investments for this important work.
Through a national network of environmental public health professionals, ATSDR implements a broad range of activites focused on protecting people from environmental hazards. These activities include:
Conducting assessments of chemical exposures at waste sites.
Examining specific hazardous substances to address problems before they occur.
Monitoring health through surveillance and registries.
Responding 24/7 to chemical releases and other environmental emergencies.
Applying research to better understand health impacts from chemical exposures.
Translating and disseminating 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 2013 budget request demonstrates how ATSDR will streamline its approach to its work by building on our successes and prioritizing crucial activities to protect Americans’ health.
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