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PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

PUBLIC HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF RADIATION CONTAMINATION AT
FORMER CLOCK FACTORIES LOCATED IN
BRISTOL (HARTFORD COUNTY), NEW HAVEN (NEW HAVEN COUNTY), THOMASTON (LITCHFIELD COUNTY), AND WATERBURY (NEW HAVEN COUNTY)
CONNECTICUT

January 29, 1999

Prepared by
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Under Cooperative Agreement
With
The Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUMMARY

PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF ISSUES

BACKGROUND

    Bristol
    New Haven
    Thomaston
    Waterbury
    Demographics
    ATSDR Child Health Initiative
    Health Outcome Data

DISCUSSION

    Results of Radiation Surveys
    Radium Toxicity
    Radiation doses and related information: International and National
    Smear Samples
    Discussion of removable contamination
    Discussion of Results
    Pathway Analysis
    Public Health Implications
    Conclusions
    Recommendations

PUBLIC HEALTH ACTION PLAN

CERTIFICATION

APPENDIX A

PREPARERS OF PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT

REFERENCES

PUBLIC COMMENTS



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