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Last Edited: 5/13/2009

Community-Based Health Survey Following the Cantara Metam-Sodium Spill
Written: 1994

An interviewer-administered survey was conducted in Dunsmuir nine months after 19,000 gallons of the herbicide metam sodium spilled into the Sacramento River on July 14, 1991. The survey was designed to more fully document the initial symptoms reported by those exposed to toxic by-products, mainly methylisothiocyanate, and to determine whether the risk of developing a new health problem or a worsening of a prior problem was greater among an exposed group than an unexposed group.

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