Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Nordella
Primary topic will be results of the study Dr. Nordella completed
With his patients living in the Porter Ranch area
Affected by the largest gas leak in US history
Northridge West Neighborhood Council (NWNC) and Northridge East Neighborhood Council (NENC) and North Hills West Neighborhood Council (NHWNC) are pleased to announce a town hall meeting regarding the possible health effects of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Nordella. The meeting is scheduled for March 29 at the Northridge Park Recreation Center Gym.
Dr. Nordella is the Porter Ranch physician who used his own money to test hair and urine samples from his patients looking for chemicals that might explain why they were presenting with similar complaints. These symptoms included bleeding noses, headaches, listlessness, irritability, memory loss, vertigo, to name a few.
The results that came back were shocking to Dr. Nordella. The findings caused concern community-wide. Patients tested positive for styrene (also known as ethylbenzene), lithium, acrolein, and uranium. Styrene and acrolein are known carcinogens. Patients in the Aliso Canyon area also tested higher for uranium than Californians as a whole. Water generated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) tested positive for lithium, while the drug was not detected in water from non-LADWP sources. Lithium can cause adverse health effects.
Our goal is purely informational. Dr. Nordella and other public agencies such as the Air Quality Management District (AQMD), Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathyrn Barger’s staff, and others will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. The purpose of this meeting is not to castigate SoCal Gas or any other public agency.