Public Health Assessments
The Illinois Department of Public Health reviews information about hazardous substances at waste sites and evaluates whether exposure to these substances might cause harm. This written evaluation is called a public health assessment.
When the Department writes an assessment, a draft version is made available to persons in the potentially affected community. Over a 30-day comment period, interested persons can examine the document and make comments to the Department about the assessment. After all comments have been addressed, a final public health assessment is published.
The Department conducts Public Health Assessments under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, a federal agency that is part of the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
of Public Health
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62761
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