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HEALTH CONSULTATION

CERTAIN-TEED CORPORATION
EAST ST. LOUIS, ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS




CONCLUSIONS

1) The Certain-Teed Corporation site poses no apparent public health hazard.

2) One off-site soil sample contained lead at a level that may pose health problems to children if they ingest soil with lead at elevated levels.

3) Off-site soils contain concentrations of dieldrin and arsenic that may represent a low increased cancer risk. These contaminants do not appear to be site-related.

4) The site is accessible through holes in the fence; however, exposure to contaminated soils is reduced by thick vegetation that covers most of the accessible portions of the site.




RECOMMENDATIONS

1) Access to the site should be eliminated by repairing holes in the fence and closing offother entry points.

2) Exposure to off-site soils should be minimized by maintaining good soil cover such asgrass or pavement.

3) Additional soil samples should be collected near sample X112 to determine if a localizedlead contamination problem exists.

IDPH will provide information to residents living near sample location X112 on how to minimize exposure potential to lead.


PREPARER OF REPORT

David R. Webb, M.S.
Environmental Toxicologist
Illinois Department of Public Health




REFERENCES

(1) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Benz(a)anthracene. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1987.

(2) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Benzo(b)fluoranthene. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1987.

(3) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Benzo(a)pyrene. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1987.

(4)

ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Chrysene. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1987.

(5) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Creosote. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1989.

(6) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Dibenz(a,h)anthracene. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1987.

(7) ATSDR Draft Toxicological Profile for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons(Update). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Atlanta, GA, 1995.

(8)

Bergstrom, R.E. and T. Walker. Groundwater Geology of the East St. Louis Area, Illinois, Illinois State Geological Survey, Report of Investigation 191, Urbana, Illinois, 1956.

(9) IEPA, Integrated Assessment, 1994.

(10)

United States Environmental Protection Agency. Provisional Guidance for Quantitative Risk Assessment of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Office of Research and Development, Washington, D.C., 1993.



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