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Florida Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessments

Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program

  •  877-798-2772

    Mailing Address

    Mailing Address 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-12 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1720 

Since 1987, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry(ATSDR) has funded a Florida Department of Health program. This program measures the public health risk from hazardous waste sites.  Chemicals at such sites can harm health. Program staff study:

  • What kind of chemicals are at a site
  • How much of each kind is at a site
  • What ways people contact them
  • How often

The answers to these questions help decide how much of a risk a site poses to people who live nearby.

To view a risk health assessment report for a hazardous waste site choose a letter below.

Waste Site by Site Name


  • Types of Health Risk Assessment Reports
  • Public Comment Draft Reports

The program staff writes two kinds of reports.  One is a public health assessment (PHA).  A PHA looks at a site as a whole.  It may include review of soil, water or air test results.  A PHA looks at health effects that might occur from contact with site chemicals.  The other kind of report is a health consultation (HC).  An HC may answer a single question about a site.  It may review one set of data.

These reports only relate to human health.  They do not check the health of any one person.  They are not an in-depth health study of a group of people.  They do not set standards.  They do not set cleanup levels for a site.

New draft reports are added to this web page.  They are posted for public review and comment.  All open in a new window, except those links to local html pages.


There is one draft health conslutation report now available for review and comment concerning a wastewater spill at a food supplement plant in DeLand, Thatcher Chemical. To give your comments on the draft report, please call our toll-free number (877-798-2772) or mail them to us (Florida Department of Health, Health Risk Assessment Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A-12, Tallahassee, FL, 32399-1712).

To get a hard copy, call us toll-free or write to the address given above.

Please note: Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

However, if you wish to send comments on a draft report via an e-mail, please direct it to: We welcome your review and comment.

*Note: This page contains materials in the Portable Document Format (PDF).  The free Adobe Reader may be required to view these files.