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Public Comment Release



ATSDR finds that there are insufficient environmental data on air emissions from the Austral Products facility to fully evaluate two health concerns expressed by the petition letter -- migraine headaches and a stroke experienced at an early age. ATSDR finds that other concerns expressed in the letter appear to have occurred in timeframes which indicate they are likely not related to the Austral Products site.


Based on the information above, ATSDR recommends the following.

1. Evaluate health concerns when additional environmental data are available to review. ATSDR will provide a copy of this report to the Georgia EPD as a basis for more detailed delineation of specific VOC emissions from the facility (both fugitive and stack emissions).

2. Consider additional environmental data and revise this health consultation as appropriate, if additional information becomes available.

If there are any questions or comments concerning this document, please contact ATSDR at (800)-447-1544 or by writing to:

1600 Clifton Rd. - MS -E -56
Atlanta, GA      30333

Whether contacting ATSDR by telephone or in writing, the requestor should state that the inquiry is in regard to the Austral Products, Douglasville, GA site.

This report prepared by:

Douglas Gouzie, Ph.D.
Petition Response Section
Exposure Investigation and Consultation Branch

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