Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR): Problems in the Past, Potential for the Future

This Report by the Majority Staff of the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Science and Technology U.S. House of Representatives
to Subcommittee Chairman Brad Miller dated March 10, 2009 finds that Protecting the public’s health from potential exposures to toxic substances is not an easy task. It can be scientifically challenging, time consuming and resource intensive. The Subcommittee staff suggests that legislative fixes may be necessary to address longstanding structural, procedural and technical issues that appear to have hampered
ATSDR’s effectiveness and harmed the communities it is supposed to protect.

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