Community Members

Community Members

This section provides information about how hazardous substances can affect your health.

Resources for Community Members
  • ToxFAQs - The ATSDR ToxFAQs™ are summaries about hazardous substances developed by the ATSDR Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences. Information for this series is excerpted from the ATSDR Toxicological Profiles (read more about ToxProfiles) 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.
  • Public Health Statements - Summary about a hazardous substance taken from Chapter One of its respective ATSDR Toxicological Profile.
  • Community Environmental Health Presentations - CEHPs include information about specific types of exposures to hazardous substances, exposure routes and pathways, health effects, and how to prevent and minimize exposures.
  • Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainer's Manual - The Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainer's Manual is a result of the collaborative efforts that would lead to greater community commitment, and would provide greater insight into gaps in toxicology knowledge. The manual provides four training modules for lectures or seminars for communities, on the topic of toxicology and issues surrounding environmental exposures.
Page last reviewed: February 10, 2021