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Title: Public health assessment for public health assessment addendum, Stauffer Chemical Company, Tarpon Springs, Florida, Region 4, CERCLIS number FLD010596013. Final report

Abstract

From 1947 to 1981, the Stauffer Chemical Company in Tarpon Springs, Florida, made elemental phosphorus from phosphate ore. Residents in the area expressed concern about possible adverse health effects resulting from exposure to radium and heavy metals leaching from phosphate slag that was used in nearby roads and buildings. Besides radium, other contaminants of concern to residents were arsenic, asbestos, uranium, radon, and ionizing radiation. There is elevated background radiation from natural radium in phosphate slag and aggregate, but exposures are not expected to result in any adverse health outcomes. Phosphate slag contains concentrations of metals above background levels. However, based on current epidemiological and medical information the levels are not likely to represent a public health hazard.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Federal Facilities Assessment Branch, Atlanta, GA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
698779
Report Number(s):
PB-99-160400/XAB
TRN: 92851830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: See also PB93-223097 and PB98-964023.; PBD: 6 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 56 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, APPLIED STUDIES; PUBLIC HEALTH; HEALTH HAZARDS; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; RADIUM; METALS; LAND POLLUTION; FLORIDA; ARSENIC; ASBESTOS; URANIUM; RADON; IONIZING RADIATIONS; PHOSPHATES

Citation Formats

NONE. Public health assessment for public health assessment addendum, Stauffer Chemical Company, Tarpon Springs, Florida, Region 4, CERCLIS number FLD010596013. Final report. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
NONE. Public health assessment for public health assessment addendum, Stauffer Chemical Company, Tarpon Springs, Florida, Region 4, CERCLIS number FLD010596013. Final report. United States.
NONE. Fri . "Public health assessment for public health assessment addendum, Stauffer Chemical Company, Tarpon Springs, Florida, Region 4, CERCLIS number FLD010596013. Final report". United States.
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title = {Public health assessment for public health assessment addendum, Stauffer Chemical Company, Tarpon Springs, Florida, Region 4, CERCLIS number FLD010596013. Final report},
author = {NONE},
abstractNote = {From 1947 to 1981, the Stauffer Chemical Company in Tarpon Springs, Florida, made elemental phosphorus from phosphate ore. Residents in the area expressed concern about possible adverse health effects resulting from exposure to radium and heavy metals leaching from phosphate slag that was used in nearby roads and buildings. Besides radium, other contaminants of concern to residents were arsenic, asbestos, uranium, radon, and ionizing radiation. There is elevated background radiation from natural radium in phosphate slag and aggregate, but exposures are not expected to result in any adverse health outcomes. Phosphate slag contains concentrations of metals above background levels. However, based on current epidemiological and medical information the levels are not likely to represent a public health hazard.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
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