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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEMICAL CORPORATION
DEPUE, BUREAU COUNTY, ILLINOIS
CERCLIS NO. ILD062340641

December 17, 1999

Prepared by:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

    A. Site Description and History
    B. Site Visits
    C. Demographics and Natural Resource Use
    D. Health Outcome Data

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

    A. On-site Contamination
    B. Off-site Contamination
    C. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
    D. Physical and Other Hazards

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

    A. Completed Exposure Pathways
    B. Potential Exposure Pathways

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

    A. Toxicology Evaluation
    B. Health Outcome Data Evaluation

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

TABLES

FIGURES

ATTACHMENTS

    Multiple Sclerosis Case Confirmation and Incidence Rates Associated with a Small
    North Central Illinois Community

    Public Comments and Responses to Comments

CERTIFICATION


LIST OF ACRONYMS



The following acronyms are used in this health assessment:
ATSDR = Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
CEMEG = Chronic EMEG, for exposures longer than one year
CREG = Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide
EMEG = Environmental Media Evaluation Guide
IDPH = Illinois Department of Public Health
IDNR = Illinois Department of Natural Resources
IEMEG = Intermediate EMEG, for exposures less than one year
ISGS = Illinois State Geological Survey
LTHA = Lifetime Health Advisory, for drinking water
LUST = Leaking Underground Storage Tank
MCL = Maximum Contaminant Level, for drinking water
mg/kg/day = milligrams of chemical per kilogram of body weight per day
MRL = Minimum Risk Level
MS = multiple sclerosis
OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ppb = parts per billion
ppm = parts per million
RfD = Reference Dose
RI = remedial investigation
RMEG = Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
g/dL = micrograms per deciliter
USEPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
USFDA = United States Food and Drug Administration


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