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:

Choose Safe Places | Georgia Safe Siting Program 

Selecting the right location for your child care center is essential to protect the health of children and staff from chemical exposures, and minimize the risk to your business. To learn more about safe siting and how to screen your proposed child care center location, please visit the Georgia Safe Siting Program.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Updated Publications: 

Urban Gardening Fact Sheet
Lead & Arsenic Fact Sheet
Lead Fact Sheet

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

Page last updated 07/30/19