National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

The National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), based in Washington, DC, is a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NCEH plans, directs, and coordinates a program to protect the American people from environmental hazards. It promotes a healthy environment and prevents premature death, avoidable illness, and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental, and related factors. It is especially committed to safeguarding the health of vulnerable populations – such as children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – from certain environmental hazards.