THEA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

We take a multidisciplinary approach that has proven to be extremely effective at creating change.

The Texas Health and Environment Alliance’s mission is to protect water resources and public health by advocating and collaborating for the safe removal of toxic contamination from the environment. We endeavor to establish an informed and engaged public movement to restore and protect environmental resources from toxic contamination.

SAN JACINTO RIVER COALITION

The San Jacinto River Coalition is a prime example of how local support and governmental collaboration work to improve public health. Learn about our ongoing advocacy to get this waste pit fully remediated.

Map of Affected Areas

COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY

Are you concerned that your environment is adversely affecting your health? Learn about our survey designed to identify high incidences of disease.

This Superfund site is located within the sandy area along I-10. Image via flickr/Gulf Restoration Network.

WHAT ARE WASTE PITS?

With a name like ‘waste pits’, it’s not surprising that they’re full of harmful contaminants and known carcinogens.

Jackie Young, the founder of THEA

OUR FOUNDER'S STORY

The toxic environment in her community made Jackie, her family and animals ill. No one could diagnose what was causing Jackie lost motor function and suffered from multiple seizures in a day. A true fighter, she continued her studies, and it was in a hydrology class she was able to answer what no doctor could figure out.

Jones Road

JONES ROAD COALITION

By the time Bell Dry Cleaners was shut down in 2002, the damage to the environment had already been done. The Superfund Site on Jones Road is located north of the main water source for Cypress, Houston. Read about ongoing efforts, and allow us to represent your voice to congress by signing our letter of support.

Testing Contaminated Water

TAP WATER DATABASE

One of our core values is to keep you informed about the quality of your water. To learn more about your water source please visit EWG Tap Water Database website.

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Nearly 50% of the U.S. minority population lives within 1 mile of a Superfund Site. - 2017 U.S. Census

Make a one time donation to support our ongoing efforts to safely clean up Superfund Sites at the San Jacinto and Jones Road locations.

“Without THEA and Jackie I would have never known how to check the quality of our water, now I know I am keeping my family safe.”

– Mr. Fretty

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