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Public Health Activities

In July 2002, the community petitioned ATSDR to find out if persons living near the Kerr-McGee site had been exposed to chemicals at levels that could cause health problems.

Public Health Assessments (PHA)

ATSDR conducted two Public Health Assessments.

Exposure Investigations (EI)

ATSDR conducted two Exposure Investigations.

Fact Sheets

What is a Public Health Assessment and Exposure Investigation?

A Public Health Assessment (PHA) provides health information that is more detailed than a HC about a particular site. PHAs may look for information:

  • About contaminants and how persons come into contact with them;
  • On community-wide rates of illness, disease, and death compared with national and state rates; and/or
  •  On reports from the public about how the site affects their health or quality of life.

An Exposure Investigation (EI) involves collecting information so that investigators can learn:

  • Whether high levels of a hazardous substance can be found in a particular place.
  • Whether people have come in contact with the substance (exposure).
  • Whether the level of exposure could be harmful to the people’s health.

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