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.
ATSDR released a health consultationCdc-pdf Cdc-pdf[PDF – 7 MB] for Midlothian Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Metals in Media Other than Air on January 18, 2017. The final report evaluates the public health impacts from deposition of air emissions to other media such as soil, water, and vegetation to determine if they could or have affected the health of people living in the area. More…