35th Avenue Site, North Birmingham
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to review the results of soil and air samples collected at properties in the Collegeville, Fairmont, and Harriman Park communities in north Birmingham, Alabama. These communities are now part of the 35th Avenue Site. ATSDR looked at the sample results to see if any chemical levels in soil or air were high enough to cause health problems for people who live or work in the community.
ATSDR released a health consultationCdc-pdf for the 35th Avenue, Evaluation of Surface Soil and Garden Produce on January 18, 2017. The final report evaluates exposure to arsenic, lead, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in residential surface soil or garden produce in the Collegeville, Harriman Park, and Fairmont communities to determine if they could or have affected the health of people living in or visiting the area.
This report and other 35th Avenue reports are available in the Publications section of this website.