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1) ATSDR classifies the Southeast Baltimore, Rosedale area, as an indeterminate public health hazard. This classification is based on the fact that Southeast Baltimore is a large complex industrial area; there is no environmental data specific to the Rosedale area to evaluate, and a specific source of contamination or exposure was not clearly defined.

2) ATSDR reviewed the Maryland Department of Health reports on cancer incidence data for the Rosedale area. No increase in cancer incidence in the Rosedale area was observed when compared to the incidence rates for Maryland or the United States.

3) ATSDR could not address the community concerns about respiratory ailments or learning disabilities because a specific source of exposure was not clearly defined.


1) The Rosedale community may benefit from community health education programs.

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