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Public Health: Reference Sources

Reference Sources

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATDSR) offers environmental health and medicine education products for health professionals, community members, and interested members of the public.

Food and Nutrition Information Center

FNIC strives to serve the professional community, including educators, health professionals and researchers, by providing access to a wide range of trustworthy food and nutrition resources from both government and non-government sources. The FNIC website provides information about food and human nutrition.


MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MedlinePlus offers information on health topics, human genetics, medical tests, medications, dietary supplements, and healthy recipes.

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.

National Health Information Center

The National Health Information Center (NHIC) supports public health education and promotion by raising awareness about National Health Observances year-round. NHIC also helps connect health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions by providing up-to-date contact information for the most reliable resources.

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