National Center for Environmental Health
CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards. We promote a healthy environment and prevent premature death, avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. We are especially committed to safeguarding the health of people who are at increased/higher risk–such as people from racial and ethnic minority groups, people with lower socioeconomic status, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from environmental hazards.
Learn how extreme heat may affect your health.
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Protect yourself from wildfire smoke.
Help ensure that no one faces the risk of hearing loss from loud sounds.
Learn about controlling your asthma.
- Air Quality
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Chemical Emergencies
- Chemical Weapons Elimination
- Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
- Climate and Health
- EH Nexus
- Emergency Response
- Environmental Health Science and Practice
- Environmental Health Services
- Environmental Public Health Tracking Network
- Food Safety
- Health Studies
- Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
- Laboratory Quality Assurance
- Natural Disasters
- Newborn Screening
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- Nutritional Indicators
- Radiation Emergencies
- Radiation and Your Health
- Research (e.g., Biomonitoring, Genetics, Laboratory Quality Assurance)
- Safe Water
- Vessel Sanitation
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Can be Deadly
CO poisoning can happen anytime, but it often occurs when people use portable generators during power outages or when they heat their homes in unsafe ways. This winter, take some time to learn how you can stay safe from CO poisoning.
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