Health Consultation

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Health Consultation

A health consultation is a verbal or written response from ATSDR or ATSDR’s Cooperative Agreement Partners to a specific request for information about health risks related to a specific site, a chemical release, or the presence of hazardous material. In order to prevent or mitigate exposures, a consultation may lead to specific actions, such as restricting use of or replacing water supplies; intensifying environmental sampling; restricting site access; or removing the contaminated material.

In addition, consultations may recommend additional public health actions, such as conducting health surveillance activities to evaluate exposure or trends in adverse health outcomes; conducting biological indicators of exposure studies to assess exposure; and providing health education for health care providers and community members. This concludes the health consultation process for this site, unless additional information is obtained by ATSDR or ATSDR’s Cooperative Agreement Partner which, in the Agency’s opinion, indicates a need to revise or append the conclusions previously issued.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) prepared this Health Consultation for the Keystone Sanitary Landfill site, located in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. This publication was made possible by Grant Number [CDC-RFA-TS17- 170103CONT19] under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances Disease Registry (ATSDR). The PADOH evaluated data of known quality using approved methods, policies, and procedures existing at the date of publication. ATSDR reviewed this document and concurs with its findings based on the information presented by the PADOH.