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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

T. H. AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION COMPANY
FRESNO, FRESNO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
CERCLIS NO. CAD009106220

February 12, 1997

Prepared by:

California Department of Health Services
Under Cooperative Agreement with the
U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

CREG=Cancer Risk Evaluation Guide for 1 x 10-6 excess cancer risk

DBCP=1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane

DDD=1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane

DDE=1,1-Dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethylene

DDT=1,1,1-Trichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane

DEF=S,S,S-tributyl phosphorothioate

EMEG=Environmental Media Evaluation Guideline

aEMEG=chronic-duration (greater than 365 days) EMEG for an adult
cEMEG=chronic-duration (greater than 365 days) EMEG for a child
aiEMEG=intermediate-duration (>14 and <365 days) EMEG for an adult
ciEMEG=intermediate-duration (>14 and <365 days) EMEG for a child

HCH=Hexachlorocyclohexane (alpha, beta, delta, and gamma isomers)

MCL=Maximum Contaminant Level

MCLG=Maximum Contaminant Level Goal

MRL=Minimal Risk Level

ppb=parts per billion (equivalent to microgram per liter, µg/L)

ppm=parts per million (equivalent to milligram per kilogram, mg/kg)

RfC=Reference Concentration

RfD=Reference Dose

RMEG=Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide

aRMEG=acute-duration (<14 days) RMEG for an adult
cRMEG=chronic RMEG for a child



TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND

A. SITE DESCRIPTION AND HISTORY
B. SITE VISIT
C. DEMOGRAPHICS, LAND USE, AND NATURAL RESOURCE USE
D. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA

COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND OTHER HAZARDS

A. ON-SITE CONTAMINATION
B. OFF-SITE CONTAMINATION
C. QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL (QA/QC)
D. PHYSICAL AND OTHER HAZARDS

PATHWAYS ANALYSES

A. COMPLETED EXPOSURE PATHWAYS
B. POTENTIAL EXPOSURE PATHWAYS

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS

A. TOXICOLOGICAL EVALUATION
B. HEALTH OUTCOME DATA EVALUATION
C. COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCERNS EVALUATION

CONCLUSIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMENDATIONS AND ACTIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

APPENDIX A- FIGURES

APPENDIX B- TABLES

APPENDIX C- RESPONSE TO PUBLIC COMMENT

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