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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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Meet the Scientist: ATSDR’s Greg Zarus
What do Actor Clint Eastwood and Environmental Scientist Greg Zarus have in common? Both made successful forays into local government, each serving as mayor (Eastwood in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California [1986] and Zarus in Pine Lake, Georgia [2002]), both advocate environmental protection, and both have enjoyed diversity in their respective careers. In addition to having been a mayor, Greg has been a consultant engineer, a HAZMAT (hazardous materials) responder, a college professor, an environmental health scientist, and a voluntary United States Coast Guard Auxiliarist.

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