Florida Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessments
Hazardous Waste Site Health Risk Assessment Program
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: phtoxicology@FLHealth.gov. We welcome your review and comment.