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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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October is Child Health Month. Click the image above to learn more and check this page each week in October as we spotlight a different children’s environmental health topic!

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Woman’s Worry Prompts CDC/ATSDR Outreach on Testing Private Wells

Woman’s Worry Prompts CDC/ATSDR Outreach on Testing Private Wells
At a 2013 public meeting in Arizona mining country, ATSDR region 9 staff met a mother who wept because she had just learned that her family’s private well had arsenic levels far above what the EPA considers safe. Ben Gerhardstein and Jamie Rayman knew that people needed information on private wells and how to test their well water to be sure it is safe. Read about their creative solution.

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