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CDC Seeks Comment on Human Health Effects Information Collection Request
The Centers for Disease Control seeks comment on a collection of information request that CDC has sent to OMB for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The proposed collection of information pertains to the National Exposure Registry maintained by CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. CDC's Federal Register notice explains that
The NER is a program which collects, maintains, and analyzes information obtained from participants (called registrants) whose exposure to selected toxic substances at specific geographic areas in the United States has been documented. Relevant health data and demographic information are also included in the NER databases. The NER databases furnish the information needed to generate appropriate and valid hypotheses for future activities such as epidemiologic studies. The NER also serves as a mechanism for longitudinal health investigations that follow registrants over time to ascertain adverse health effects and latency periods.
Comments on CDC's proposed collection of information are due by April 6, 2006.
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