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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

RSR CORPORATION
DALLAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TEXAS
CERCLIS NO. TXD079348397

August 16, 1995

Prepared by
The Texas Department of Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
August 16, 1995


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

Site Description and History
Site Visit
Demographics, Land Use, and Natural Resources Use
Health Outcome Data

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

On-site Contamination
Off-site Contamination
Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Physical and Other Hazards

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

Completed Exposure Pathways
Potential Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

Toxicologic Evaluation
Health Outcome Data Evaluation
Community Health Concerns Evaluation

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF THE REPORT

CERTIFICATION

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

Appendix A - Figures
Appendix B - Public Comments and Responses

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 - 1982 Blood Lead Levels of Preschool Children in the West Dallas Area Lead Assessment Study

TABLE 2 - Summary of Blood Lead Levels By Age Group City of Dallas Walk-in Clinics Between July 1992 and December 1993

TABLE 3 - Blood Lead Levels City of Dallas Walk-in Clinics Age 0 to 6.99 Years July 1992 - December 1993

TABLE 4 - Summary of Blood Lead Levels of Dallas Children Tested in EPSDT Program January 1993 - June 1993

TABLE 5 - West Dallas Childhood Lead Exposure Study, 1993

TABLE 6 - Health Assessment Comparison Values For Contaminants of Concern

TABLE 7 - Air Lead Values Measured by EPA Monitors April - July 1982

TABLE 8 - Contaminant Concentrations in Soil 1993 EPA Database

TABLE 9 - Contaminant Concentrations in Soil Samples Collected Where Battery Chips/Slag Were Observed

TABLE 10 - Follow-up Environmental Sampling in Homes of Individuals With Elevated Blood Lead Levels Identified at City of Dallas Walk-in Clinics, 1991 through 1993

TABLE 11 - In-home Environmental Sampling Data for Lead Content from 1993 Biological Indicators of Exposure Study

TABLE 12 - Chemical Releases to Air and Land Reported in Toxic Release Inventory

TABLE 13 - Exposure Pathway Elements

TABLE 14 - Comparison of 1982 and 1993 Blood Lead Data for Randomly-Selected West Dallas Children

TABLE 15 - Comparison of Recent Blood Lead Data from West Dallas and Other Areas of Dallas

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