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ATSDR to Hold Meetings in El Dorado Hills to Discuss Report on Naturally Occurring Asbestos - El Dorado Hills, California


El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, California

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Representatives from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), which released a health consultation for public comment in March, will hold informal open houses at the El Dorado Hills Fire Station 85, 1050 Wilson Blvd., on May 21 and May 22.

The agency asks that people who plan to attend the meetings email heciinquiries@cdc.gov if possible with their preference of time, to ensure that there is space for everyone. The email subject line should reference "El Dorado Hills."

Friday, May 21
6 to 8 p.m.: Informal Open House

Saturday, May 22
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Technical Briefing
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Informal Open House

At the open house sessions, scientists will be available for conversations with residents. During the technical briefing, scientists will present a summary of the report’s methods and findings.

The health consultation found that a lifetime of breathing in naturally occurring asbestos in the El Dorado Hills area could increase the risk of disease and recommended actions by local authorities and residents to reduce exposure.

ATSDR is accepting comments on the health consultation until June 30, 2010. The report can be viewed at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/publiccomments.asp. A copy of the health assessment is also available for review at the following locations:

El Dorado County Main Library
345 Fair Lane
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 621-5540

El Dorado Hills Community Services District
1021 Harvard Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 933 -6624

El Dorado Hills Branch Library
7455 Silva Valley Parkway
El Dorado Hills, California 95762
(916) 358-3500

Send comments to: ATSDRRecordsCenter@cdc.gov, or mail to:

ATSDR Records Center
RE: El Dorado Hills
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, GA 30341

For more information about the health consultation, visit the ATSDR El Dorado Hills Web site.

Community members can also contact:
  • Jill Dyken, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, JDyken@cdc.gov or (770) 488-0768

  • Captain Susan Muza, Senior Regional Representative, sum1@cdc.gov or (415) 947-4316

  • Youlanda Outin, Health Communication Specialist, yxo0@cdc.gov or (770) 488-0712

Members of the media should call the ATSDR Press Office at 770-488-0700.
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.

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Release Date: Monday, August 16, 2004
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