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Friday, October 20, 2017
ATLANTA The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will offer urine arsenic retests to residents of Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona who participated in blood lead and urine arsenic testing in 2015. The retest will help ATSDR determine if area residents have abnormal levels of arsenic in their bodies when air pollution levels are typical for the community.  ATSDR staff will be in Hayden and Winkelman October 25 29, 2017.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
ATLANTA, GA The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal public health agency, recently released its report, Exposure Investigation - Biological Testing for Exposure to Lead and Arsenic near the Asarco Hayden Smelter Site in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona. The report finds that some children in Hayden and Winkelman have been exposed to lead at levels that could harm their health.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
ATLANTA, GA Next week, March 23-27, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will share information and answer questions about scheduling free lead and arsenic screening tests for children and pregnant women in Hayden and Winkelman, AZ.

Thursday, September 28, 2006
Former workers who processed vermiculite from a mine in Libby, Montana at two plants located in Phoenix and Glendale were exposed to asbestos and are at increased risk for developing asbestos related health problems, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) report in public health consultations released today.
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