Asbestos Meetings In El Dorado Hills

Share |
(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, May 2, 2005

The focus of the meetings is a new report showing that outdoor activities can boost the risk of exposure to cancer-causing asbestos found naturally in the rocks around town.

Regional EPA official Dan Meer says the study is based on air samples.
"We had our contractors simulating a variety of common activities such as biking, jogging, soccer, baseball, gardening and the results indicate that common activities could create elevated levels of asbestos."

Other than saying people should reduce exposure whenever possible, the federal report doesn’t offer any solutions. Meer says that’s up to the people of El Dorado Hills. "The actual steps that need to be implemented are really a local decision."

The public meetings are set for Friday and Saturday at the Community Park gym in El Dorado Hills.