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Federal Agency to Discuss Polycythemia Vera Investigation Findings at Public Meeting on August 25, 2008
Schuylkill, Luzerne, and Carbo County, Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Monday, August 18, 2008
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2008
The meeting will be held on Monday, August 25 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Genetti's Best Western Hotel, located at 1441 N. Church St. in Hazleton.
National experts on PV and representatives from the Pennsylvania Departments of Health (PADOH) and Environmental Protection will participate in the community meeting.
PV is a rare illness that causes the body to make too many red blood cells. In August 2006, PADOH asked ATSDR to help determine the number of PV cases in the tri-county area and to look for possible factors in common among them.
ATSDR, a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, evaluates the human health effects of exposure to hazardous substances.
Members of the news media can request an interview by calling the NCEH/ATSDR Office of Communication at 770-488-0700.
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