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Step 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.

Review the following list of conclusions and corresponding recommendations.

If the conclusion is made that community members could reduce their contact with site chemicals by washing their hands after gardening, an appropriate recommendation would be to provide health education for community members.

If a conclusion is made that additional evaluation of cancer incidence data would address the community concern about the number of people with cancer in the community, an appropriate recommmendation would be to review additional disease registries.

If the conclusion is that people are using well water that contains chemicals at levels that could harm them, the health assessor would recommend closing the wells and providing clean water to people whose well water contains chemicals at harmful levels.

If the conclusion is made that 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, the health assessor would make a recommendation to sample surface soil in the neighboring yard.

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