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What Happens at the End of the Assessment Process?

Throughout the public health assessment process, the health assessor has been evaluating whether any site chemicals or conditions could have harmful effects on people living nearby. The health assessor has been in contact with community members, other agencies, and other people with an interest in the site. Although important findings have likely been shared with people throughout the process, the results of the public health assessment process are reported in a written document.

The type of document that ATSDR issues depends on the needs of the community or on the needs of the agency that requested help. To view a definition of the types of documents that could be issued, click on the terms that follow or on the View All link below.

Public Health Assessment *
Health Consultation *
Health Advisory *
Exposure Investigation *

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Are public health assessment documents always developed for certain types of sites?


View a sample Public Health Assessment.


Examples of ATSDR Public Health Assessments.


Example of a Health Consultation.


What if new information becomes available after the public health assessment process is complete?


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