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CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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What is Environmental Public Health?
On Earth Day, we focus on protecting our environment. Did you know that protecting our environment also helps us protect our health? Learn how environmental public health affects all of us.

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  • Page last updated: April 23, 2014
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