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Using advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques, scientists at CDC's Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) have helped change environmental public health. By preventing disease from exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment; responding to terrorism and public health emergencies involving chemicals; and improving laboratory methods to diagnose and prevent disease, the laboratory has been in the vanguard of efforts to improve people's health across the nation and around the world.

CDC scientists collaborate with U.S. government agencies, state and local health departments, academic institutions, community organizations, philanthropic foundations, and international organizations.

Inquiries about the programs as well as suggestions for scientific collaboration that would benefit public health are encouraged.