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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Chemical Event Exposure Assessment Program

Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology
• Chemical Event Exposure Assessment Program
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A large number of accidental releases, explosions, and other chemical releases occur each year in Louisiana. SEET evaluates the public health threat of these events and provides needed information as well as recommendations to the affected communities, hospitals, and physicians. In response to a chemical incident, Chemical Event Exposure Assessment Program staff also generates GIS maps of the incident location and surrounding locations of interest for use by regional and central office personnel.

Toxic Substance Exposure Investigation Program

SEET responds to requests for information and investigations from the public and government agencies regarding health effects of known and suspected toxic substances in the environment. Some of these inquiries develop into comprehensive health investigations involving interagency workgroups.