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Arizona State and Local Government Documents Collection


Date Range
1998 2017

Goals of Plan: 1) Limit the adverse physical and behavioral health effects from a wildfire 2) Protection of the public from sources of contaminated food and water 3) Enable hospitals and healthcare facilities to prepare for an evacuation or possible increase in patients.

Contributors
Arizona. Department of Health Services, Arizona. Office of Environmental Health
Created Date
2006-05

The purpose of this report is to inform the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and other interested organizations and individuals of the results of our assessment and to request the collaboration of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in developing specific objectives and strategies for reducing children’s exposure to ambient air pollutants and mercury in fish. New and updated objectives and strategies developed during the assessment and in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for reducing the environmental exposures of children will be incorporated into the Healthy Arizona 2010 Strategic Plan.

Contributors
Arizona. Department of Health Services, Arizona. Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control Services, Arizona. Office of Environmental Health
Created Date
2003-12

The objective of this health assessment is to provide an evaluation of current and future potential health risks that may result from exposure to residual organochlorine pesticides at Franklin Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona. The school has been unoccupied for the past 10 years. The historic school building is being restored by the school district, which plans to reopen the building for use as an elementary school. Several organochlorine pesticides were discovered in the soil during routine environmental sampling done in conjunction with the renovation. In particular, chlordane and dieldrin, banned in the United States in the early 1980's, were ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Tummala, Pragathi S. L., Humble, Will
Created Date
2000-10-19

From May 2005 to June 2005, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality conducted a study, Potable Well Sampling Task 4.0, to determine if the chromium and chromium VI plume due to the discharge of the Pacific Gas and Electronic Topock Compressor Station has migrated under the Colorado River and impacted water supplies in Arizona. The ADEQ investigated the total chromium and hexavalent chromium (chromium VI) concentrations in (1) public water supply wells, (2) combined industrial and domestic water supply wells, and (3) private domestic water supply wells at Topock and Golden Shores, Arizona. The communities of Topock and Golden Shores ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Arizona. Department of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2005-09-07

This report evaluates the potential exposure pathways associated with vermiculite concentrate processing activities at the Ari-Zonolite facility. The site is located in the near downtown area of Glendale, approximately ½ mile from the city hall, downtown shops, and other buildings. The former Ari-Zonolite facility received vermiculite from the Libby, Montana, mine. From 1951 to 1964, the site was leased the site to the Ari-Zonolite Company. Following the removal of the vermiculite concentrate processing equipment in 1964, several businesses have occupied the site. None of these businesses were involved in vermiculite processing activities. The last occupant of the former vermiculite processing ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Herrington, Don N., Lin, Hsin-I, et al.
Created Date
2006

In March 2004, a resident of Cornville contacted the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to request information on arsenic in drinking water. The resident collected six well water samples from their own well and neighbors’ wells and submitted them to a private laboratory for arsenic analysis. The analyses detected arsenic ranging from 15 to 952 μg/L. ADEQ and the community members asked the Arizona Department of Health Services to provide health information about using the water. Initial conversations with the well owner and other community members revealed that many people had concerns about potential health effects from arsenic exposure.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Hasty, Brian W.
Created Date
2004

The Blue Ridge Elementary School began receiving complaints from parents and staff in 1996. The primary complaints were related to air quality problems associated with renovation activities. The school responded to these complaints by hiring a consultant to evaluate the environmental conditions at the school. The school received a report in 1997 containing several recommendations that the school implemented in 1997. A group of parents continued to express concerns about environmental conditions at the school. This group suggested that environmental exposures might be causing some students to be absent from school. In response to these complaints, the school hired another ...

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Schaller, Kristina E., Humble, Will
Created Date
2003

The officials of Sunnyside High School District and a United States Representative have expressed great concerns regarding the potential adverse health effects due to beryllium exposure in the vicinity of Brush Ceramic Products. The Arizona Department of Health Services was asked to determine whether beryllium released from Brush Ceramic’s plant poses a health threat to school children and employees, and residents in the vicinity of the facility.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Lin, Hsin-I, Herrington, Don N.
Created Date
2005-08-08

The purpose of this report is to document the evaluation of the public health effects of the air emissions from the Central Garden and Pet Supply Warehouse fire that was verbally provided during the response efforts to the fire event. The facility contained a variety of lawn and garden supplies including pesticides, herbicides, and pool maintenance chemicals. The fire also involved a portion of a pharmaceutical supply firm which contained medical supplies ranging from liquid and pill-form medicines to sterile syringes and other physical supplies.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health, Humble, Will, Gouzie, Douglas R.
Created Date
2000-10-18

This health consultation evaluates tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, perc, PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) results obtained from groundwater monitoring wells in 2004. The primary public health concerns were exposures to children by incidental contact with groundwater used for watering yards and potential exposures from using groundwater for drinking water. Another concern was contamination migrating beyond the site boundaries in two groundwater aquifers.

Contributors
Arizona. Office of Environmental Health
Created Date
2005

The State And Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated Cities or Towns, or affiliated Councils of Government; documents produced under the auspices of a state or local agency, board, commission or department, including reports made to these units; and Salt River Project, a licensed municipality. ASU is a primary collector of state publications and makes a concerted effort to acquire and catalog most materials published by state and local governmental agencies.

The ASU Digital Repository provides access to digital SALAD publications, however the ASU Libraries’ non-digitized Arizona documents can be searched through the ASU Libraries Catalog. For additional assistance, Ask A Government Documents Librarian.

Publications issued by the Morrison Institute for Public Programs at Arizona State University are available in the ASU Digital Repository Morrison Institute for Public Policy - Publications Archive collection.