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HEALTH CONSULTATION

Public Comment Release

EVALUATION OF SOIL, BLOOD & AIR DATA FROM ANNISTON, ALABAMA
CALHOUN COUNTY, ALABAMA

February 14, 2000

Prepared by:

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation
Atlanta, GA 30333


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

BACKGROUND AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

    Data Sources
    Summary of Data Provided
      Quality assurance and control information
      Blood PCB measurements
      PCB levels in children younger than 6 years of age at the time of testing
      Blood dioxin measurements
      Air monitoring
      Soil, sediment, and dust sampling

DISCUSSION

    Blood Data
    Air Pathway
    Soil Pathway
    Other Pathways
    Data Gaps
    Susceptible Populations

ATSDR CHILD HEALTH INITIATIVE

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE PLAN

Appendix A - Previous ATSDR activities and site description

Appendix B. - Dioxin Comparison Levels

Appendix C. - Health concerns expressed by the community

REFERENCES


FIGURES

Figure 1. Intro Map

Figure 2. PCB levels in blood for Calhoun County

Figure 3. PCB levels in blood for vicinity of Solutia

Figure 4. Number of individuals in Community Group 1 with non-detect, up to 10, 10 to 100, and greater than 100µg/L PCBs in blood, sorted by age

Figure 5. Percent of Community Group 1 with non-detect, up to 10, 10 to 100, and greater than 100µg/L PCBs in blood, sorted by age

Figure 6. Population density of children age 6 and younger

Figure 7. Exposure Investigation Areas and Air Monitoring Stations

Figure 8. PCB levels in soil for Anniston and vicinity

Figure 9. PCB levels in soil for west Anniston

Figure 10. PCB levels in soil for west Anniston

Figure 11. PCB levels in soil for west Anniston


ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
ADPH Alabama Department of Public Health
CAP Community Against Pollution
CG1 Community Group 1
CG2

Community Group 2

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EI Exposure investigation
NCEH National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ng/L Nanogram per liter
ng/m3 Nanogram per cubic meter
PCBs Polychlorinated biphenyls

ppb

Parts per billion

RCRA

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976

SUMTEQ

Sum or total of dioxin toxicity equivalence

SESD

Science and Ecosystem Support Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

µg/L

Micrograms per liter


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