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Topic 2. Recommendations

  • Recommendations Follow Conclusions

Many recommendations about actions that are needed at a site logically follow conclusions. For instance, if people are coming in contact with chemicals at a site in a way that could harm their health, a recommendation is needed to stop contact with the chemicals. If data are missing to evaluate whether chemicals are present at levels that could cause harm, then a recommendation should be made to gather that information.

Exercise. Review the logical recommendations and the list of conclusions that follows. To do this, click on a  logical recommendations in the list below.


Provide health education for community members

  • Community members could reduce their contact with site chemicals by washing their hands after gardening.

Review additional disease registries

  • Additional evaluation of cancer incidence data would address the community concern about the number of people with cancer in the community.

Close wells and provide clean water to people whose well water contains chemicals

  • People are using well water that contains chemicals at levels that could harm them.

Sample surface soil in neighboring yard

  • High levels of hazardous chemicals have been found in surface soil at the site, but no samples have been collected from the neighboring yard where children play.

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