Public Health Consultations

If a specific health question or issue arises about a potential environmental hazard, ATSDR conducts a public health consultation. A consultation differs from a public health assessment in that the consultation focuses on a specific question and provides a more rapid response. A consultation can address public health issues such as a chemical or radiological contamination, epidemiology, or provide technical advice on sampling and remediation plans. Public health consultations are not medical examinations, community health studies, or public health assessments.

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