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 vulnerable populations – such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from certain environmental hazards.

A-Z Index

Lightning Safety

When thunder roars, go indoors!

emergency preparedness safety checklist

Be Prepared for an Emergency

Take steps to prepare for a public health emergency. Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.



Learn how to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm.

Tracking Extreme Heat

Tracking: Extreme Heat

Stay cool and hydrated to protect yourself.

UV Radiation

Summer Sun Safety

Learn how to protect yourself from UV radiation.

Flood Safety Tips

Flood Safety Tips

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself, your family, and your home.


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Page last reviewed: June 25, 2019