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Sharing my feelings: Life after a natural disaster — Abby’s story, Hurricane Irma, 2017

Abby shares her experience with Hurricane Irma and gives other teens advice on how to cope after a natural disaster. For Spanish transcription, please click the link below: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/teens/videos/abby/Abby-Transcript-Spanish.docx Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/video/low-res/disasters/2020/1192811928NCEH_DEHSP_Final-Abby-Video.mp4

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Section 3: Biomonitoring teaches us about nutrition

Biomonitoring also helps us learn more about nutrition. Find out how biomonitoring data has shaped and supported nutritional guidance and our relationship with the foods we eat every day. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/videos/files/low-res/Section3-low-res.mp4

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Section 1: What is biomonitoring?

Chemicals are all around us: in our food, water, and even the air we breathe. CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program studies the chemicals in our environment —and what happens when we come into contact with those chemicals. This important research helps us identify chemicals that may be harmful to our health and take steps to reduce […]

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Section 2: Biomonitoring helps to shape policies that affect our health

Biomonitoring data helps government and public health officials make important decisions that affect our health. Over the past 30 years, biomonitoring has contributed to major public health policy changes — changes that affect the way we interact with the chemicals around us every day. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment […]

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Section 5: Learn more about biomonitoring

Using advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques, CDC’s Division of Laboratory Sciences in the National Center for Environmental Health have contributed to the body of scientific knowledge about people’s exposures to chemicals in the environment. By improving laboratory methods to measure selected chemicals in people; preventing health effects from exposure to toxic chemicals in the […]

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Section 4: Biomonitoring helps us respond to health emergencies

When people are exposed to dangerous chemicals or other substances, public health officials need to act fast. Biomonitoring provides important information to help them make those urgent decisions. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/videos/files/low-res/Section4-low-res.mp4

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National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

NCEH protects people’s health from environmental hazards that can be present in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the world that sustains us. We do this by investigating the relationship between environmental factors and health, developing guidance, and building partnerships to support healthy decision making. NCEH is the nation’s leader in Environmental […]

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