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.
Protect yourself and your family from severe weather.
Learn how to protect yourself, your family, and your home during a flood.
Stop food outbreaks with environmental assessments.
Learn how the program protects newborns by screening for genetic and metabolic diseases.
Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets during a radiation emergency.
- Air Quality
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- 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 Laboratory Bulletin
- Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
- Nutritional Indicators
- Radiation Emergencies
- Radiation and Your Health
- Research (e.g., Biomonitoring, Genetics, Laboratory Quality Assurance)
- Safe Water
- Vessel Sanitation
September is National Preparedness Month. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, can happen at any time, and preparing for them can be challenging, especially in places where children spend time.
- About NCEH
- NCEH Organization Chart [PDF – 115 KB]
- Data Resources
- Emergency Response
- Environmental Health Features
- Environmental Health Toolkits
- Multimedia Tools
- Press Room
- Programs & Divisions
- Publications & Products
- Sharing Our Stories
- Social Media
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
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