Exide's operations resulted in the release of harmful levels of lead and arsenic into the environment in the communities surrounding Exide's former Vernon facility.
Exposure to high levels of these chemicals increase the risk of cancer, breathing diseases, and learning problems. More than 100,000 people who live, work, and play near and around the former Exide plant may be at risk. To protect the public’s health, specially-trained workers are cleaning up affected homes and yards in these areas.
Exide and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) are responsible for all cleanup activities. However, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is working with affected communities to make sure the cleanup is successful and responsive to the community’s needs.
To sign up for free in-person blood lead testing please visit Edward Roybal Comprehensive Health Center, or for more information, please call (323) 362-1010.
Yes, the Department of Toxic Substances Control is continuing its soil sampling efforts. For more information and to sign up for soil testing, please visit DTSC's Residential Cleanup Webpage.
For more information about the cleanup process, please call the Department of Toxic Substances Control Exide Hotline at 1 (844) 225-3887 or visit DTSC's Exide Webpage.