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Information from TN Dept of Health about the Ongoing Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Site-Specific Investigations

pull quote site specific investigations protect human health from environmental pollution

What is a site-specific investigation?

A site-specific investigation protects people who may be at risk of chemical exposure and takes action to keep them safe.

Why is tracking site-specific investigations important?

Hazardous substances can be harmful to people. Hazardous substances can cause in illness, injury or death. Site-specific investigations can: (1) prevent ongoing and future exposures and resultant health effects from hazardous waste sites and releases, (2) mitigate the risks of human health effects at toxic waste sites with documented exposures, and (3) provide a helpful, accurate and plain-language Internet site for the public to access environmental public health fact sheets, Public Health Assessments, Health Consultations, Exposure Investigations and advisories.

How are site-specific investigations tracked?

Through our Partnership to Promote Localized Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure, known as APPLETREE, the/health/topic/tn-health-environmental-epidemiology-program receives federal funding from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to provide health-based risk assessment and environmental public health education. The site-specific investigations done since 2002 were cataloged to create this database.

About our site-specific investigations data

Our site-specific investigations data include:

  • state and county of each site
  • year a report was produced for the site

Limitations with our site-specific data:

  • includes only work done by TDH
  • may not include work done by TDEC, EPA, ATSDR or others
  • does not include work done prior to 2002
  • may not include all available environmental or health information
  • does not include federal sites or tribal lands

Additional resources

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations

Tennessee Department of Health (TDH)
Partnership to Promote Localized Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure
Health Statistics

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC)
Division of Remediation
Division of Solid Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)