The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is pleased to present this
of the agency's principal works and findings from fiscal year (FY) 1999.
Collectively, ATSDR annual reports provide a historical record of significant
accomplishments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act (also known as the Superfund statute), as amended, and other federal
This annual report highlights the accomplishments of FY 1999 in sufficient detail for
the reader to appreciate the wide breadth of ATSDR's programs and the advances in
public health that occurred during the year.
The employees of the agency take great pride in its accomplishments and the
contributions made in FY 1999 toward improving public health and environmental
protection. Comments from interested readers are always welcome.
Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH