Toxic Trespass Training for MS Gulf Coast Residents
Updated: Aug 6, 2022
The residents of Cherokee subdivision in Pascagoula have an elevated risk of cancer, 2 to 3x more than what the EPA says is acceptable. Our community has been organizing to address the health impacts of industrial pollution. We are holding a community training open to anyone interested in learning more about the connection between industrial pollutants and human health.
The training will focus primarily on the industries in Pascagoula but is applicable to any community facing oil-chemical contamination. It was designed by the Alert Project in partnership with fenceline communities along the Gulf Coast.
Participants will learn how to:
Identify types of oil-chemical hazards in the environment and explain how exposures occur
Explain how these exposures affect health
Recognize symptoms of chemical illness related to oil-chemical exposures
Be able to describe them to a doctor or health care provider
Identify ways to reduce oil-chemical exposures in your environment
Toxic Trespass Training
Saturday, August 13th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Pascagoula Public Library
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