Health Impact Assessment & Policy Recommendations (HIA)

The Duwamish River Cleanup Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

The HIA examines possible unintended health benefits and consequences of EPA’s proposed cleanup plan, such as changes in diet and cultural practices resulting from contaminated fish or opportunities for local employment in cleanup-related jobs. The HIA makes recommendations for strategies to minimize health impacts, maximize benefits, and reduce inequities.

HIA Documents

NEW! Health Impact Assessment Final Report and Executive Summary, September 2013

Letter from Mayor McGinn, Seattle City Councilmembers, committing to implementation of select HIA Recommendations

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Flyer 

Duwamish HIA Scoping Document


InvestigateWest, May 15, 2013

KUOW, July 19, 2012

InvestigateWest, April 26, 2012

West Seattle Herald, March 13, 2012

UW Today, March 4, 2012