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The ATSDR ToxFAQs™ is a series of summaries
about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology.
Information for this series is excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological
Profiles and Public Health Statements. Each fact sheet serves as
a quick and easy to understand guide. Answers are provided to the
most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about exposure to hazardous
substances found around hazardous waste sites and the effects of
exposure on human health.
Each ToxFAQs™ is available in both the
standard HTML format below or in the PDF format which provides the
familiar two page print version widely used at community meetings
and distributed via our mailing list. This PDF format requires Adobe
Acrobat Reader ,
which can be downloaded free from the Adobe web site.
You can get further information on our web
site about all the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles and how they are
developed. You can also get a longer version of these ToxFAQs™
, called the Public Health Statements, from the Public Health Statements
home page as well as from each of the ToxFAQs™ links below.
ATSDR can tell you where to find occupational
and environmental health clinics. Specialists in these clinics can
recognize, evaluate, and treat illnesses resulting from exposure
to hazardous substances. You can also contact your community or
state health or environmental quality department if you have any
more questions or concerns.