|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:44:37 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Endicott, New York TCE vapors linked to congenital heart problems|
[My understanding is that the congenital heart problems are the
driver for the non-cancer risk level that U.S. EPA established in its
September 2011 Toxicological Assessment for TCE. - LS]
Study: Plume vapors linked to birth defectsInfants born in 70-block area of Endicott had higher rates of health problems
by Steve Reilly Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY) January 7, 2011ENDICOTT -- A new study links congenital heart problems, low birth weight and other birth defects to soil vapors from industrial contaminants that have lurked beneath Endicott -- and in subterranean pockets across upstate New York -- for decades.
State Department of Health researchers found infants born to mothers living in a 70-block area of Endicott, south of the former IBM manufacturing facility, had health problems at higher rates than those born in the rest of the state.
The area is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE), two industrial solvents that have been connected to health problems, including cancer and neurological issues.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.pressconnects.com/article/20120107/NEWS01/201070332/Study- Plume-vapors-linked-birth-defects?odyssey=nav%7Chead
For the original study, go tohttp://ehp03.niehs.nih.gov/article/fetchArticle.action?articleURI=info %3Adoi%2F10.1289%2Fehp.1103884
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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