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ATSDR To Present Cancer Assessment in Salisbury, N.C.


Rowan County, Salisbury, North Carolina

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will host a public availability session on March 27 to present the findings of cancer incidence for the Salisbury, N.C., area.

The report evaluates the number of new cancer cases among people living within one mile of industrial facilities on Jake Alexander Boulevard in Salisbury. Although the evaluation was not designed to determine the cause of cancer, it can provide information about cancer rates for the community. By comparing community cancer rates to state or county cancer rates, the evaluation also can be used to determine if any unusual pattern is occurring in the community.

The public availability session will be held in the auditorium of Salisbury High School, 500 Lincolnton Road in Salisbury from 6 to 8 p.m. ATSDR scientists will present summary information about the report followed by the opportunity for community members to meet individually with ATSDR representatives and ask questions or share comments and concerns.

Members of the community who have questions regarding the report may contact Epidemiologist Stephanie Foster or Health Communication Specialist LaFreta Dalton, toll free, at 1-888-422-8737. Or they may call Regional Representative Carl Blair at 404-562-1786.

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


APAC Carolina Inc. and Associated Asphalt Inc. Jake Alexander Boulevard
Document Date: 2/14/2007 - HC  [PDF - 666 KB]

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ATSDR Releases Health Consultation for Salisbury, NC Groundwater Site
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ATSDR Releases Report on Health Impact of Asphalt Plants in Salisbury, NC
Release Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
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