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Stop Food Outbreaks

Food safety investigators can use environmental assessments to improve food safety. Environmental assessments are an important part of outbreak investigations. They can determine how and why germs got into the environment and spread to make people sick, and they provide information that can stop ongoing outbreaks and prevent them in the future.

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Newborn Screening

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Learn about heat-related illness and how to stay cool and safe in hot weather.

Extreme Heat

Learn more about how CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) protect and promote environmental health across the United States.

Environmental Health

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Lightning Safety

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Air Quality

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Carbon Monoxide

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Radon in the Home

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Lead in Toys

Faces of Tracking

CDC’s Tracking Network

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Prevent Exposure to Lead

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Page last reviewed: September 14, 2020