Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Law and Legal Definition

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. ATSDR evaluates the impact on public health of the release of hazardous substances into the environment, maintains a registry of contaminated waste sites, and conducts research on the consequences of hazardous substances on human health.