Friends, Please take a moment to submit your comments/questions reagarding the DOH's Health Consultation.
Health Consultation can be found HERE.
Two page Fact Sheet can be found HERE.
Executive Summary can be found HERE.
Your submission will be sent to all state, local, DOH and DEP representatives. Thank you for adding your voice to our cause.
Here is what some people are saying:
"The testing was not done at all during the summer months when we here in the valley are subject to inversions.
No soil or water testing was done. What is in the air has to come down and it comes down on playground soil that the kids kick up running to first base and on the soil in backyard gardens and of course in downstream waterways."
"The health assessment shows that even with the minimal amount of testing done there are high levels of chemicals are in the air. The health assessment shows that even with the lack of monitoring in the prevailing wind direction there are high levels of chemicals are in the air. The health assessment shows that even with the poor time frame during which the sampling was obtained there are high levels of chemicals are in the air. There were only 29 samples from each location during a 90 day period. Imagine how many chemicals could have shown up if we had daily testing for a longer period."
"My children attend a daycare less than a half mile away. How can those children safely play outside? How will the owner and teachers know if the harmful chemicals are in the air that day? Do they only show up when it smells? Can you be sure? How should the owner decide between following the law (she has to allow children 40 minutes of outside time daily) or risk putting our children directly in harms way? She should not have to make that choice. No one should. These are our children. They deserve their constitutional right to clean air."