July 11, 2017

Bladensburg residents need more information about the health risks of a new concrete batching plant before it gets built, University of Maryland School of Public Health Applied Environmental Health Associate Professor Sacoby Wilson told city leaders. 

“One of the issues is air pollution. With concrete batching plants, there are important pollutants that can impact human health, including carbon monoxide, particulate matter – that’s the dust in the air – sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides. These are pollutants that can cause asthma, heart disease, lead to infant mortality, also cause stroke, Alzheimer’s, cancers,” Dr. Wilson said at a June Prince George’s County Planning Department meeting, the Prince George’s Sentinel reports. “There’s no baseline data right now on the levels of these contaminants from the facility.”

 

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