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HEALTH CONSULTATION

DACTHAL® GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION
COLOMA TOWNSHIP, BERRIEN COUNTY, MICHIGAN

June 5, 2002

Prepared by:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Under a Cooperative Agreement with the
Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

SUMMARY

BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

DISCUSSION

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PREPARERS OF REPORT

REFERENCES

CERTIFICATION


LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Dacthal® Groundwater Contamination, Coloma Township, Michigan

Figure 2. Washington Elementary School Area


LIST OF APPENDICES

Appendix A. Health Concerns Raised by Coloma Township Residents Regarding the Dacthal® Groundwater Contamination


ABBREVATIONS AND ACRONYMS

µg micrograms
ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
BCHD Berrien County Health Department
DWC Drinking Water Criteria (MDEQ Generic Cleanup Criteria for Drinking Water)
DWRP MDEQ Division of Drinking Water and Radiological Protection
GHUSL Groundwater Household Use Screening Level
HCB hexachlorobenzene
kg kilogram
LHAL Lifetime Health Advisory Level
MDA Michigan Department of Agriculture
MDCH Michigan Department of Community Health
MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
mg milligrams
MTP monomethyl-2,3,5,6-tetrachloroterephthalate
ppb parts per billion
RfD Reference Dose
RMEG Reference Dose Media Evaluation Guide
TPA 2,3,5,6-tetrachloroterephthalic acid
U.S. EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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