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Water-related Technical Assistance and Emergency Response

graphic shows desktop computer and several screens depicting representations of charts and graphs When people and communities in the U.S. and internationally are concerned about the safety of their drinking water, they contact Health Studies Branch for answers and action. HSB conducts rapid epidemiologic investigations in response to outbreaks that may be associated with exposure to water contaminated with non-infectious toxic agents. Our subject matter experts also provide technical assistance and consultation to state, local, tribal, territorial, other federal, and international public health agencies.

Examples of past technical assistance and response activities include:

Technical Assistance

If you would like HSB consultation or technical assistance, please contact the Health Studies Branch (770-488-3410) or email