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Using the weight-of-evidence approach used in this report, together with the results of the screening-level evaluations conducted in the public health assessment for the SSCOM site, ATSDR concludes that past exposures to VOCs, at the levels predicted for the Natick public water supply, do not pose an apparent health hazard for reproductive and developmental toxicity, nervous system effects, or cancer.

The water treatment system being installed for the Natick municipal water supply is an important measure to ensure that the water will continue to be safe in the future. ATSDR recommends the treatment system be used to ensure that the public water supply is protected from VOCs in the future. ATSDR recommends no follow-up public health action is necessary.


Brenda K. Weis, Ph.D.
Environmental Health Scientist
Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR


Allan Susten, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Assistant Director for Science
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR

Frank Schnell, Ph.D.
Senior Toxicologist
Petition Response Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR

Gary Campbell, Ph.D.
Environmental Health Scientist
Federal Facilities Assessment Branch
Division of Health Assessment and Consultation, ATSDR

ATSDR Regional Representative:
Susanne Simon
ATSDR Regional Representative
EPA Region I


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