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(415 ILCS 75/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 983)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise
(a) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
(b) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public
(c) "Program" means the Environmental Toxicology Program as established by
(d) "Exposure" means contact with a hazardous substance.
(e) "Hazardous substance" means chemical compounds, elements, or
combinations of chemicals which, because of quantity concentration, physical
characteristics or toxicological characteristics may pose a substantial
present or potential hazard to human health and includes, but is not
limited to, any substance defined as a hazardous substance in Section 3.215
of the Environmental Protection Act.
(f) "Initial assessment" means a review and evaluation of site history
and hazardous substances involved, potential for population exposure, the
nature of any health related complaints and any known patterns in disease
(g) "Comprehensive health study" means a detailed analysis which may
include: a review of available
environmental, morbidity and mortality data; environmental and biological
sampling; detailed review of scientific literature; exposure analysis;
population surveys; or any other scientific or epidemiologic methods
deemed necessary to adequately evaluate the health status of the population
at risk and any potential relationship to environmental factors.
(h) "Superfund Site" means any hazardous waste site designated for
cleanup on the National Priorities List as mandated by the Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-510),
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)