The Department of Health and Hospitals' Office of Public Health, Section of Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology has been participating in meetings with Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) along with other State and local responding agencies to address the Bayou Corne incident.
Letters are categorized by the date they were issued to the parish. DHH's main role has been reviewing and analyzing environmental sample data as provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for any findings that would indicate a potential public health risk. Below are letters State Epidemiologist Dr. Raoult Ratard has sent to Assumption Parish government indicating the results of the sample analysis conducted to date.
DHH will continue participating in meetings with GOHSEP and Assumption Parish and will be available to address any potential public health concerns.