CHAPTER TWO: TOXICOLOGIC RESEARCH AND INFORMATION DISSEMINATION
ATSDR INFORMATION CENTER
The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 broadened
ATSDR's responsibilities in the area of information dissemination. The ATSDR
Information Center, which is part of the Division of Toxicology, contributes to
agency activities designed to meet this responsibility by providing scientific
and technical information to support ATSDR staff, agency constituents, and the
The Information Center received more than 77,250 requests for technical
information assistance and distributed more than 284,210 documents during
FY 1999. Most of the requests for information came from private citizens. In FY
1999, ATSDR's toll-free telephone system (1-888-42-ATSDR [1-888-422-8737])
received approximately 9,650 calls, about 3,000 more calls than FY 1998.
ATSDR's Web site was accessed by more than 500,000 visitors in FY 1999.