Corpus Christi, Texas
ToxStrategies scientists, Dr. Laurie Haws and Andrew Tachovsky, addressed concerns about air quality in the community of Corpus Christi, Texas. Their analyses included a comprehensive assessment of extensive air monitoring data collected in the community, as well as a critical review of the USA Today study (“The Smokestack Effect”) concerning air quality around schools across the nation. As part of this research, ToxStrategies also conducted a detailed review of the USEPA model (the Risk Screening Environmental Indicators model also known as RSEI) underlying the USA Today study. In addition, ToxStrategies scientists conducted an assessment of biomonitoring data collected from citizens in the community to determine if measured concentrations were valid and were potentially due to exposures to ambient air.
This topic was recently addressed by the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in a series of articles: first, an article describing the issue, followed by an editorial. Please contact us if you would like more information on this research project.