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.

In Georgia, CHP is a non-regulatory, cooperative agreement program funded by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). CHP is the only state or local program that aims to advance environmental epidemiology and toxicology capacity to provide information to the public and other professionals about toxic chemical exposures and their potential health effects, as well as information on how to reduce, eliminate, and prevent 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 [email protected]

Martin Fireproofing Health Consultation

The Georgia Department of Public Health has released the results of a health consultation conducted on the Martin Fireproofing Georgia, Inc. property in Elberton, Georgia. To review the document, click Download this pdf file. here .

Updated Publications: 

See what's new in our latest Download this pdf file. CHP Newsletter !

Learn about the dangers of mixing household chemical cleaners.

Learn how to safely clean, sanitize, and disinfect with bleach.

Contact Information:

Chemical Hazards Program
Environmental Health Section
2 Peachtree Street NW 
Atlanta, Ga 30303
Phone: (404) 657-6534
Fax: (404) 657-6533

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
TDD: (404) 616-9287

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

Page last updated 10/18/2021