UAB, CDC explains new Anniston PCB study at Thursday meeting - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

UAB, CDC explains new Anniston PCB study at Thursday meeting

Source: WBRC video Source: WBRC video
ANNISTON, AL (WBRC) -

Thursday, Anniston residents will learn more about a follow-up study about PCBs.

This stems from a 2003 lawsuit against Monsanto Chemicals, which was accused of polluting west Anniston for nearly 50 years.

Thursday at 6 p.m. at the  Anniston Town Hall on Noble Street, researchers from UAB and the CDC will explain more about the study and answer questions.

This study is a follow-up to the Anniston Community Health Study that has already been completed.

Only the 776 Anniston residents who participated in the first study can participate in the follow-up. The first study measured the levels of PCBs in their blood and found a correlation between PCBs and health issues such as blood pressure and diabetes.

This follow-up stud will examine additional health aspects that may be related to the chemical exposure.

Residents who cannot attend the meeting Thursday can call 1-855-822-1778 for more information.

Copyright 2014 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • 2 suspects of Jasper shooting in custody

    2 suspects of Jasper shooting in custody

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:01:04 GMT
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images

    Santonio Lake turned himself in yesterday around 5 p.m. on felony warrants. Today, Brennan Rashad Allen was arrested on the 300 block of Aspen Run in Birmingham.

    More >>

    Santonio Lake turned himself in yesterday around 5 p.m. on felony warrants. Today, Brennan Rashad Allen was arrested on the 300 block of Aspen Run in Birmingham.

    More >>
  • Huffman HS student shot at Inglenook Rec Center has died

    Huffman HS student shot at Inglenook Rec Center has died

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 2:02 PM EDT2018-04-25 18:02:21 GMT
    (Source: WBRC)(Source: WBRC)

    Authorities say a Huffman HS student who was shot in the head at Inglenook Rec Center has died.

    More >>

    Authorities say a Huffman HS student who was shot in the head at Inglenook Rec Center has died.

    More >>
  • Jill: Thinning clouds to the east later Wednesday

    Jill: Thinning clouds to the east later Wednesday

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-04-25 17:16:56 GMT
    Source: Jill Gilardi/WBRCSource: Jill Gilardi/WBRC

    I’m tracking cloudy skies to the east of I-65 and mostly sunny skies to the west of I-65. This is impacting temperatures already and will result in highs in the middle 70s west and upper 60s east. I do expect thinning clouds this afternoon from west to east. 

    More >>

    I’m tracking cloudy skies to the east of I-65 and mostly sunny skies to the west of I-65. This is impacting temperatures already and will result in highs in the middle 70s west and upper 60s east. I do expect thinning clouds this afternoon from west to east. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly