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The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are conducting an extensive review of environmental health concerns raised by the community members in Midlothian, Texas to determine if chemical releases from local industries could or have affected the health of persons and animals in the area.

ATSDR is a health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances. ATSDR and DSHS will review environmental and health data and prepare a series of health consultations to summarize their health findings.



New! ATSDR will visit the Midlothian community on November 17, 2015 to discuss with residents the findings and conclusions of three new health consultations released for public comment on August 26, 2015. Community members will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with ATSDR scientists regarding the health consultations from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. A presentation and question and answer session on the findings of these health consultations will follow from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle Drive Midlothian, Texas 76065. More…

ATSDR released three health consultations for public comment on August 26, 2015. ATSDR will accept comments on these documents until November 23, 2015. The reports and additional information is available in the Health Consultations section of this website.

ATSDR released a health consultation on July 28, 2015 that reports on pollutants, time frames, and locations for which the available data support reaching health conclusions. It also identifies gaps in the data where more information is needed to adequately assess community exposures. More>>