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Media Advisory: EPA Will Hold Public Meeting at Kent State about Health Study

Release Date: 07/09/2013
Contact Information: :(Media only) Phillippa Cannon, 312-353-6218, cannon.phillippa@epa.gov

July 9, 2013 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m., July 11 at Kent State University, Slak Shak Meeting Room, 400 East 4th Street, East Liverpool, Ohio, to share preliminary findings of a health study of airborne manganese exposure of adults in East Liverpool, Marietta and Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

The preliminary study was conducted for EPA by San Francisco State University scientist Dr. Rosemarie Bowler who will present the study results and answer questions at the meeting. Representatives of EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Ohio Department of Health will also be present.

Preliminary study results will be posted on EPA’s website on July 12 at: http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/mnstudy