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

Observe current site conditions.

Observe ways that people use natural resources in the area.

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

Collect firsthand information about community health concerns.

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.

Page last reviewed: May 31, 2016