Volume 88 Issue 23 | pp. 33-34
Issue Date: June 7, 2010

Health Agencies Under Scrutiny

Congress, GAO point to consistent flaws in CDC units' environmental health practices
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, environmental health, toxic substances

The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), a little-known organization with the mission of assessing human exposures to toxic substances, and its sister agency, the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), are in the hot seat. Both agencies, which are part of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, are being closely watched by Congress and its investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), because of . . .

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