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:

EPA Drinking Water Health Advisories on PFOA and PFOS: May 16, 2016

To provide Americans, including the most sensitive populations, with a margin of protection from a lifetime of exposure to PFOA and PFOS from drinking water, EPA established the health advisory levels at 70 parts per trillion. Basic and specific information can be can be found by clicking here and here.

Media Advisory: March 22, 2016

CDC/ATSDR revises report of possible health effects associated with formaldehyde in select laminate flooring.
Contact: CDC Media Relations, 404-639-3286

Urban Gardening Fact Sheet
Crematory Operations - Common Health Concerns
Arsenic - FAQ

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 05/10/18