Residents of the City of South Fulton are concerned about the environmental health impacts of significant industrial development and an unregulated landfill in their community and neighboring cities.
Residents came together with Emory HERCULES in October and November 2019 to share their health concerns, learn about the exposome, and identify a health priority. As a result, a group of residents committed to working together to address industrial pollution in their community.
Residents who came together in Phase 1 were awarded $1000 in December 2019 to develop an Action Plan to address the community need identified during the Roadshow:
The South Fulton community is overwhelmed with environmental concerns that stem from various sources of contamination throughout the area: a combination of landfills, factories, traffic exhaust and warehouses.