Site Assessment Section
DHHS Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
The Site Assessment Section (SAS) of the Environmental Health Investigations Branch works under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The documents that SAS produces, public health assessments and health consultations, are published by the
Our Key Activities
- Assist communities and agencies in addressing health concerns related to hazardous waste sites and active industrial facilities;
- Work with agencies to reduce or eliminate the exposure. If sufficient exposure is or has occurred, SAS may undertake a health study to evaluate the impact of the exposure;
- All work is conducted in collaboration with the affected community. The section has expertise in exposure assessment including biological monitoring, toxicology and risk assessment, small-area epidemiology, community participation, and health education.
Click the image below for hazardous waste sites evaluated by SAS