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Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

MS E–61, 4770 Buford Highway NE., Atlanta, GA 30341


DIRECTORPatrick Breysse

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) posted an organizational chart in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.

The ATSDR, as part of the Public Health Service, reduces exposure to toxic substances—exposure to substances from wastesites, unplanned releases, and other pollution sources that are present in the environment—which produce adverse health effects and diminish the quality of life.

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

The Agency's website has an alphabetical index to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

Archived Records

The alphabetical index to the "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States" includes a reference to the ATSDR in record group 090, but no record group has been created for its records. Public Health Service records have been assigned to record group 090.

ATSDR in 60 Seconds

The ATSDR protects people from the health effects of chemical exposures. The Agency posted the 60-second video "Dangerous Discovery" to help communicate the importance of its mission.

Career Opportunities

Information and other resources for applicants are posted on the "Careers at the CDC" web pages.

Climate Change

The ATSDR website has an "Extreme Heat Adaptation" web page, which features an informative map showing changes in heat wave days from 1979 through 2016.

Contact Information

The "Contact Us" web page has phone numbers, including an emergency response number. A Spanish language option is also available on the web page.

The "Regional Offices Mailing Addresses" web page has additional contact information.

Federal Register

Documents that the Agency recently published in the Federal Register are accessible online.

Internships / Training

Information on internships and educational and training opportunities is available on the ATSDR website.


The ATSDR posts media announcements on its "News Room" web page.


Toxicological Frequently Asked Questions (ToxFAQs)

The "ToxFAQs" web page has summaries on hazardous substances that the Agency's Division of Toxicology developed. ATSDR toxicological profiles and public health statements are the sources of information on which the series relies. Each factsheet serves as a guide that is quick to read and easy to understand. ToxFAQs also answers FAQs on exposure to hazardous substances that are encountered near wastesites and their effects on human health.

Toxic Substances Portal

The portal provides easy access to the most relevant information on toxic substances and their effects on human health. The portal's web pages have an alphabetical ordering of documents on specific substances, toxicological information by health effect or chemical class, and toxicological information for specific audiences (community members, emergency responders, toxicological and health professionals, and health care providers).