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Chemical Hazards


The mission of the Chemical Hazards Program (CHP) is to prevent illness and promote quality of life through the reduction and elimination of exposures to hazardous chemicals in the environment.

Our program provides public health assessments, health consultations, technical assistance, community education, staff training, and referrals for district and local health departments, residents, educators, healthcare professionals, and state and federal agencies.

Current News and Updates:

Crematory Operations - Common Health Concerns
Arsenic - FAQ

Laminate Wood Flooring
Information and fact sheets about formaldehyde found in your home, including in laminate wood flooring.

FAQs Regarding Laminate Flooring
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Formaldehyde Technical Guide and Consumer Fact Sheet
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Clinicians Fact Sheet on Formaldehyde
Children’s Potential Exposures to Formaldehyde Fact Sheets for:
    Parents and Families
    Health Professionals

Contact Information:

Chemical Hazards Program
2 Peachtree Street, NW 13 Floor
Phone: 404-657-6534
Fax: 404-657-5616

After Hours Public Health Emergencies
1-866-PUB-HLTH (782-4584)

Emergency Contact Information

Georgia Poison Center
Throughout Georgia: (800) 282-5846
Metro Atlanta: (404) 616-9000
TTY: (404) 616-9287

Environmental Emergencies (spills, violations)
Throughout Georgia: (800) 241-4113
Metro Atlanta: (404) 656-4300