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.