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ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool- Rapid Site Screening/Chemical Exposure

ATSDR Brownfield and Land Reuse Site Tool This Tool is a rapid site screening and multiple chemical exposure dose calculating tool that allows users to assess sites by past/future use, institutional controls, sensitive populations, and suspected or confirmed contamination. A survey of local health departments indicated a need for a system to: Provide inventory of […]

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Worried about environmental health conditions in your community?

Check out the Community Action for Environmental Public Health page at http://www.epa.gov/communityhealth/. This Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) page helps communities and citizens determine environmental health issues and concerns within your area. Learn how to evaluate environmental health information for your community and assess possible risks. Help mobilize action in your community to get them more […]

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AB 2588 Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program

The Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Information and Assessment Act (AB 2588, 1987, Connelly) was enacted in 1987, and requires stationary sources to report the types and quantities of certain substances routinely released into the air. The goals of the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Act are to collect emission data, to identify facilities having localized impacts, to ascertain health risks, to notify nearby residents of significant risks, and to reduce those significant risks to acceptable levels. A more general overview of the Act, including links to related legislation, is also available. Some of the "Hot Spots" emissions data is located on the CHAPIS maps.

You can view the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board's web based tool for checking emissions at http://www.arb.ca.gov/ab2588/ab2588.htm

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