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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 are currently no draft health reports now available for review and comment. However, as they become available, they will be posted to this site. To give your comments on a 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.