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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775​

ATSDR has the mandate from Congress to advise EPA on health related issues. In contrast to EPA, ATSDR has no regulatory power. Jed Waldman (see full article ) summarizes the assessment processes from EPA and ATSDR as follows: EPA & ASTDR Assessment Methods .

The ATSDR Public Health Advisory is a communication from the ATSDR Administrator to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that states ATSDR's concern that a public health threat exists of such importance and magnitude that immediate intervention should be taken by EPA. The health advisory is also provided to the appropriate EPA regional office and state health department.

An ATSDR Health Consultation provides advice on specific public health issues that occur as a result of actual or potential human exposure to a hazardous material. The ATSDR health consultation, distinct from a health assessment, is a response to a question or request for information pertaining to a hazardous substance or facility, which includes waste sites. In addition, a health consultation often contains a time-critical element that necessitates a rapid response. A health consultation is, therefore, a more limited response than a health assessment.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry - Wikipedia


ATSDR - Public Health Assessments & Health Consultations.

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