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2014 Media Announcements

ATSDR Study Finds Higher Risk of Some Causes of Death for Civilian Workers at Camp Lejeune
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
(Onslow County, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina) - ATLANTA- A study into the deaths of full-time civilian workers employed at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from 1973 to 1985 found that the workers faced health risks due to contaminated water. The study, released today by researchers at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, found that the workers were at an elevated risk to develop kidney cancer, leukemia, prostate cancer, rectal cancer and Parkinson’s disease.

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ATSDR Initial Study Finds Elevated Levels of Radon Gas, Radium in Polycythemia Vera Study Area in Pennsylvania
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
(Pennsylvania) - ATLANTA—Some homes in Carbon, Luzerne, and Schuylkill counties of Pennsylvania have elevated levels of radon gas in indoor air and radium in soils, according to a health consultation released today by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Researchers were unable to determine if a cluster of cases of Polycythemia Vera (PV) in people living in the counties is related to exposures to the substances.

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ATSDR Seeks Comment On 35th Avenue Superfund Site Public Health Assessment
Thursday, June 26, 2014
(Georgia) - ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking public comment on its draft public health assessment on health effects of contaminants (chemicals or harmful substances) in the air around Walter Coke, Inc., also known as the 35th Avenue Superfund site, and surrounding communities in North Birmingham, AL.

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ATSDR Releases New Dose Calculator And Site Tool
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) announced today the immediate availability of the ATSDR Dose Calculator and ATSDR Brownfields and Land Reuse Site Tool. The free resources offer tools for assessing the risks of chemical exposures at specific hazardous sites.

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ATSDR Invites Public Comment on Corozal Well Site Report
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
(Puerto Rico) - ATLANTA – The health of people who use well water is not at risk, says the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in its public health assessment (PHA) released today. The public is invited to read and comment on the Corozal well report.

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La ATSDR Solicita Comentarios del Público en Reporte sobre el Pozo de Corozal
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
(Puerto Rico) - ATLANTA – La salud de las personas que usan el agua del pozo no está a riesgo, dice la Agencia para Sustancias Toxicas y el Registro de Enfermedades (ATSDR por sus siglas en inglés) en su Evaluación de Salud Pública publicada hoy. El público está invitado a leer y comentar en el reporte sobre el Pozo de Corozal.

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ATSDR Report Finds Drywall Imported From China in the 2000s May Have Affected Human Health
Friday, May 02, 2014
(Atlanta, GA) - The ATSDR today released a report, “Health Consultation: Possible Health Implications from Exposure to Sulfur Gases Emitted from Chinese-Manufactured Drywall,” describing the laboratory tests and modeling researchers used to estimate levels of sulfur compounds in indoor air of homes built with problem drywall, including drywall imported from China in 2005 and 2006.

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ATSDR Releases Draft Radford Army Ammunition Plant Report for Public Comment – Meeting to Be Held May 1
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
(Radford (City) County, Virginia) - ATLANTA – Chemicals from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) are not likely to affect local public or private drinking water. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reports this finding in its Radford Army Ammunition Plant draft health consultation, available for public comment until May 23, 2014.

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ATSDR Releases Report on Drinking Water for Public Comment in Williston, Vermont
Friday, April 18, 2014
(Chittenden County, Williston, Vermont) - Public water is safe to drink, says the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in its public health assessment report for the Commerce Street Plume site.

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Portions of the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia, Are Not Safe for Development
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
(Brunswick, Georgia) - ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final public health assessment evaluating whether chemicals in soils at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, GA, could affect health.

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No Health Threat to Public from Most Airborne Emissions from the Savannah River Site
Friday, February 07, 2014
(Aiken County, South Carolina) - ATLANTA—The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has released its final public health assessment evaluating whether exposures to radioactive materials and other chemical pollutants in the air around the Savannah River site could affect health.

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