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.

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Learn how to stay safe in a tornado.

spring weather

Spring Weather

Prepare for severe storms, lightning, tornadoes, and floods.


Flood Safety Tips

Take these important steps to reduce the harm caused by flooding.

CO Detectors

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention

Remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector.

Check your hearing

Check Your Hearing

Protect your ears from loud noises, and get your hearing checked.

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: April 2, 2019