CDC restructures environmental health center

February 2, 2024
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reworking the structure of its National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), which gathers and tracks a wide range of human-health data key to EPA rules such as asthma rates and blood-lead levels. A Feb. 1 Federal Register notice says CDC is adding a fourth division of NCEH -- the Environmental Public Health Tracking Branch, which will be responsible for “develop[ing]and maintain[ing]...

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