ATSDR Health Consultation for Midlothian Released for Public Comment

Thursday, May 10, 2012
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The air monitoring data that are available for the Midlothian area will support public health evaluations for many of the pollutants of concern, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes in the health consultation released today for public comment. This is the first of several health consultations that will evaluate environmental data.

“The purpose of this first health consultation is to take a very careful look at the available monitoring data and determine which measurements are—and which are not—suitable for use in ATSDR’s future health evaluations,” said Jennifer Lyke, Regional Representative. “This health consultation provides a foundation for future evaluations in Midlothian.”

ATSDR will hold a community meeting on May 24, 2012 at the Midlothian Conference Center from 7:00pm-8:30pm. ATSDR scientists will provide an overview of the draft health consultation and answer questions from community members. ATSDR staff will be available from 3:30pm-5:00pm to talk with interested persons.

ATSDR will continue evaluating environmental data and take action to attempt to fill in missing information. This includes using computer modeling and recommending future sampling.

To read the health consultation visit:

Copies of the health consultation can be reviewed during regular hours of operation at the A.H. Meadows Library, 921 S. 9th Street, Midlothian.

ATSDR will accept public comments on this health consultation until June 22, 2012. Comments on the document must be made in writing and those received during the public comment period will appear in the final version. Comments (without the names of persons who submitted them) and ATSDR’s responses to the comments will appear in an appendix to the final health consultation. Names of those who submit comments will be subject to release should requests be made under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act.

Send comments to:, or mail to:
ATSDR Records Center
Attn: Rolanda Morrison
Re: Midlothian Area Air Quality – PHC #1
4770 Buford Highway, NE (MS F-09)
Atlanta, Georgia 30341

For more information about ATSDR’s work in Midlothian, TX visit or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.

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