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ATSDR Schedules Meetings About Asbestos Exposure at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif.


El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, California

Monday, August 16, 2004

ATLANTA - Representatives from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) want to hear community members' health concerns about naturally occurring asbestos at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

ATSDR representatives will be available to talk with residents one-to-one on Aug. 17, 2004, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Library, 2500 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, Calif.

Also, during U.S. Environmental Protection Agency community meetings at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, 2004, about naturally occurring asbestos, an ATSDR environmental health scientist will discuss the health effects of asbestos exposure. The meetings are at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom, Calif.

A federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ATSDR evaluates the human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.

In response to a petition from community members, ATSDR is investigating the possible health hazards of naturally occurring asbestos on the grounds of Oak Ridge High School. The investigation report, which the agency calls a public health consultation, will be released for public review and comment this fall.

For more information, community members can contact Community Involvement Specialist Youlanda Outin or Environmental Health Scientist Jill Dyken, toll-free, at 1-888-422-8737. Regional Representative Susan Muza also may be contacted at 303-312-7011. Callers should refer to Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Established by Congress in 1980 under the Superfund law, ATSDR conducts public health assessments at each of the sites on the EPA National Priorities List, as well as other sites when petitioned.

Headquartered in Atlanta, ATSDR is staffed by more than 400 health professionals including epidemiologists, physicians, toxicologists, engineers and public health educators.

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Related PHA & HC For this Press Release


Oak Ridge High School Asbestos Exposures
-1120 Harvard Way
Document Date: 1/31/2006 - HC  [PDF - 425 KB]

Asbestos Exposures At Oak Ridge High School
Document Date: 5/6/2005 - HC  [PDF - 280 KB]

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Related News Releases For El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, California

 

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ATSDR Public Health Consultation Finds Asbestos Exposure No Longer a Hazard for Students and Staff at Oak Ridge High School
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