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AFSC's Report on Health at Risk at Homestead Detention Center

AFSC's Report on Health at Risk at Homestead Detention Center Cover
Report cover image: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Announcing a report from the American Friends Service Committee FloridaHealth at Risk: Potential Toxic and Noise Exposure Endangering Children at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Migrant Children.

Environmental conditions at the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Alien Children posed potentially serious health and safety threats to the children who were housed there, including possible exposure to toxic chemicals from a neighboring Superfund site and to excessive noise from planes taking off and landing at the nearby Homestead Air Reserve Base runway. The widespread contamination surrounding the shelter and the ability for many of these chemicals to travel in soil and groundwater raises considerable concern that detained children were exposed to unsafe level of hazardous chemicals both in the soil and emanating from the soil and shallow groundwater into the air.

The report can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF below.

Created Date 
Jul 23, 2020