ATSDR prepared to a variety of documents to communicate about the public health assessment process and our findings. The products developed for the Kerr-McGee site are listed below.
ATSDR has released two final Public Health Assessments:
- New! Final Public Health Assessment, Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation, Columbus, MS. [PDF, 7.6 MB]
- Air Exposures to Wood Treatment Chemicals - 10/21/2009 [PDF, 830 KB]
ATSDR conducted two Exposure Investigations:
- Creosote Health Effects [PDF, 1 MB]
- Air Exposure [PDF, 453 KB]
- Fish [PDF, 521 KB]
- Drinking Water EI [PDF, 1.5 KB]
- Soil and Sediment Exposure [PDF, 1.8 MB]
What is a Public Health Assessment?
A Public Health Assessment (PHA) is a document that examines hazardous substances, health outcomes, and community concerns at a hazardous waste site to:
- Determine if and how people come into contact with hazardous substances;
- Determine whether people could be harmed from coming into contact with those substances; and
- Recommend actions that need to be taken to protect people’s health.
What is an Exposure Investigation?
An Exposure Investigation (EI) involves collection and analysis of site-specific information to learn:
- Whether a hazardous substance can be found in a particular place;
- Whether people have come in contact with the substance (exposure); and
- Whether the level of exposure could be harmful to the people’s health.