WEST, Texas — The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District is conducting a follow-up study on the long-term health effects of the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion on West residents, according to the City of West Facebook page.
The city said in the post residents can participate in a survey at WestFollowUp.org or do a face-to-face interview. The online survey opened Monday, and is available until May 31.
The city said the in-person interviews will be done between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from April 22 through May 3.
The post said WMCPHD officials could use the study's findings to help policy makers, health care providers and public health officials understand the long-term impact of incidents like the plant explosion. It also said the study can be a "needs assessment tool" to help guide resource allocation, referrals and increased provider awareness for West residents.
"In summary, this study will help us better understand the long-term implications of the explosion on the community and plan interventions if needed," the post said.
All information in the survey will stay confidential, according to its website.
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