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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

HOMESTEAD AIR FORCE BASE
HOMESTEAD, DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CERCLIS NO. FL7570024037

September 30, 1998

Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

LIST OF FIGURES

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    Site Description and History
    Natural Resources and Land Use
    Demographics
    Quality Assurance and Quality Control

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND POTENTIAL PATHWAYS OF EXPOSURE

    Introduction
    Potential Pathway: Groundwater
    Potential Pathway: Soil 9

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

    Introduction
    Concern: Boundary and Outfall Canals

ATSDR'S CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: Glossary

APPENDIX B: Comparison Values

APPENDIX C: Evaluation of Estimated Exposure Doses and Health Effects from Contact with OU-18 Soil and Ingestion of Fish from the Boundary and Outfall Canals.

APPENDIX D: Responses to Public Comments


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Evaluation of Potential Public Health Hazards

Table 2: Exposure Pathways


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Homestead Air Force Base Location Map

Figure 2: Homestead Air Force Base Site Plan

Figure 3: Homestead Air Force Base Parcel Map

Figure 4: ATSDR's Exposure Evaluation Process




LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BNA base/neutral and acid extractable compound (also known as semi-volatile compound)
BW body weight
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
CPF cancer potency factor
CREG ATSDR's cancer risk evaluation guide
CV comparison value
ED exposure duration
EF exposure frequency
EMEG ATSDR's environmental media evaluation guide
EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
FDEP Florida Department of Environmental Protection
FI fraction ingested
FS feasibility study
HARP Health Activities Recommendation Panel
IR ingestion rate
IRP Installation Restoration Program
kg kilogram
MCL EPA's maximum contaminant level
mg milligram
mg/L milligrams per liter
mg/kg/day milligrams per kilogram per day
MRL ATSDR's minimal risk level
nd not detected
NPL National Priorities List
OU operable unit
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
PCBs polychlorinated biphenyls
PHAP Public Health Action Plan
RfD EPA's reference doses
RI remedial investigation
RMEG ATSDR's reference dose media evaluation guide
ROD record of decision
TEF toxic equivalency factor
UST underground storage tank
VOC volatile organic compound

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