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    Austin, Texas 78756

    Phone: 1-800-588-1248
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Participant Letter


Dear Study Participant:

We have completed the report for the El Paso Multiple Sclerosis Study in El Paso, Texas. The study is now available for public comment. We have enclosed a two-page summary of the study and a list of commonly asked questions. The full report is available through our web site at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/epitox/ or at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) web site at http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/. We can also mail you a free copy of the report. You can request a copy of the full report by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-588-1248 or by writing us at the following address:

Jeff Shire
Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756

Your comments on the report are welcome and should be mailed to the address above or e-mailed by November 2, 2001. If you have any questions about the report, please call our toll-free number (1-800-588-1248). If a member of our study team is not available, please leave us your name, telephone number, and a time when we can return your call. A member of the study team will return your call as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your participation in the study. If you know of other former Mesita or E.B. Jones students who attended the schools at any time between 1948 and 1970 and who may not have participated in the study, please have them contact us or you can send us their name, address, or phone numbers and we will contact them.


Judy Henry, MS, Co-director
Environmental Epidemiology and Toxicology Division
Bureau of Epidemiology
Texas Department of Health



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Last updated February 9, 2011