Public Health Assessment (PHA)
A Public Health Assessment (PHA) evaluates data and information on the release of hazardous substances into the environment in order to assess any current or future impact on public health. The Health Assessment Section works with other agencies and community members to answer these questions:
- What are the chemicals found at a specific site?
- How can those chemicals affect public health?
- Is there a health threat to the people living near the site?
- What is the future public health threat from the site?
- What actions are recommended to protect the public from the site hazard?
- How can the State of Ohio or the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR) help the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Ohio EPA best protect public health in its cleanup decisions?
Public Health Assessments open for public comment (Brown Cover):
Below is a listing of the public health assessment document(s) that are in a public comment (Brown Cover) phase. The public comment documents are provided to allow communities and interested parties an opportunity to identify issues within the documents that are missing, incorrect, or are unclear as written. Comments must be received within the timeframe identified with each document. Comments will be addressed by the authors, and changes or responses to the comments will be reflected in the final version of the documents. Final versions will be posted on our website as finalized (Blue Cover) public health assessments.
Behr Dayton Thermal Systems (brown cover)
Your comments can be sent to on or before December 20, 2013:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health
Attn: John Kollman
35 E. Chestnut Street - 7th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 466-1390
Finalized (Blue Cover) Public Health Assessments:
Below is a listing of finalized (Blue Cover) ODH-produced public health assessments for hazardous waste sites in Ohio since 2003. Due to space limitations, some of the below public health assessment figures, charts, tables or graphs may not be available online. For copies of the figures, tables, charts or graphs, please contact an ODH Health Assessment Section representative.
Copley Square Plaza
East Troy Contaminated Aquifer
Lammers Barrel Factory
Little Scioto River
Milford Contaminated Aquifer
New Carlisle Landfill 5-17-12
South Dayton Dump and Landfill
West Troy PHA
*To view a full listing of Ohio's finalized ATSDR/ODH Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations, visit our ATSDR Cooperative Agreement partner website by clicking on the following hyperlink:
ATSDR/ODH Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations for Ohio sites