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HEALTH CONSULTATION

Public Health Evaluation of the (Proposed) Air Monitoring Plan of the Preliminary Design Report for the Ciba-Geigy Superfund Site
(Operable Unit 2)

CIBA-GEIGY CORPORATION
TOMS RIVER, OCEAN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
EPA FACILITY ID: NJD001502517

March 27, 2003

Prepared by:

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Hazardous Site Health Evaluation Program
Consumer and Environmental Health Services
Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF HEALTH ISSUES

BACKGROUND

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

CERTIFICATION

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

APPENDIX A: ATSDR AND NJDHSS RESPONSE TO COMMENTS PROVIDED BY THE CITIZEN'S ACTION COMMITTEE ON CHILDHOOD CANCER CLUSTER (CACCCC), THE TOXIC ENVIRONMENT AFFECT CHILDREN'S HEALTH (TEACH) GROUP, THE OCEAN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, OR MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP


ABBREVIATIONS

ACGIH

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
AIHA American Industrial Hygiene Association
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CACCCC Citizen's Action Committee on Childhood Cancer Cluster
CGC Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corporation
COC Chemical of Concern
CREG Cancer Risk Evaluation Guideline
CV Comparison Value
EMEG Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

FS

Feasibility Study
IDLH Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health
LTAL Long Term Action Level
MDL Minimum Detection Level
MW Molecular Weight
MRL Minimal Risk Level
NAPL Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid
ND Not Detected

NIOSH

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NJDEP New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
NJDHSS New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
NTC Non-target compound
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PCE Perchloroethylene (tetrachloroethylene)
PEL Permissible Exposure Limit
PHRP Public Health Response Plan
ppb parts per billion
ppm parts per million
RfC Reference Concentration
RfD Reference Dose
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
ROD Record of Decision
RSD Risk-Specific Dose
STEL Short Term Exposure Limit
SVOC Semi-volatile organic chemical
TCE Trichloroethylene
TIC Tentatively identified compound
TLV-TWA Threshold Limit Value - Time Weighted Average
TVOC Total Volatile Organic Chemicals
VOC Volatile organic chemical

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