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At least nineteen Illinois cases are now linked to the reports of elevated lead levels in recalled cinnamon applesauce pouches. To learn more about the recall, go to If you or a family member consumed this product, consult your health care provider.

Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations

The Illinois Department of Public Health reviews information about hazardous substances at waste sites and evaluates whether exposure to these substances might cause harm. This written evaluation is called a public health assessment. A follow-up document may be written on the site if new information or sampling data becomes available. This written document is called a health consultation.

The Department conducts Public Health Assessments and Health Consultations with guidance from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), a federal agency that is part of the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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