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Step 1.2 Gathering Health Concerns and Other Information


Information about a site can be gathered in a number of ways, but a site visit plays a key role.

To view some of the primary purposes of conducting a site visit, click on each of the items below


Purpose 1

Observe current site conditions.

Purpose 2

Observe ways that people use natural resources in the area.

Purpose 3

Establish relationships with community members and others involved with work at the site.

Purpose 4

Collect firsthand information about community health concerns.

What is the best approach for coordinating a site visit?

The health assessor should coordinate site visits with local ATSDR staff members; local, state, and other federal health and environmental agencies; community members; and other interested parties. These people can provide valuable information about a site.

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