THEA COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

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

Texas Health and Environment Alliance’s mission is to protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of toxic waste. We endeavor to establish an informed and engaged public movement to restore and protect environmental resources from harmful contamination.

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SAN JACINTO RIVER COALITION

The San Jacinto River Coalition is a prime example of how local community and government agency collaboration can work to improve public health. Learn about our ongoing advocacy to get the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site fully remediated.

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JONES ROAD

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 a plume of contamination that sits under local businesses and homes. Read about our ongoing efforts, and allow us to represent your voice to the EPA by signing our letter of support.

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GREATER FIFTH WARD

Until the 1980s, local facilities used a chemical mixture called creosote in their industrial operations. This harmful contaminant is associated with elevated rates of certain cancers found among residents within this geographic area. Read about the cancer cluster and our continuous efforts to get this area adequately assessed and cleaned up.

Jackie Young, the founder of THEA

OUR FOUNDER'S STORY

The toxic environment in her community made Jackie, her family, and their animals ill. No one could diagnose what was causing Jackie to lose 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.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH SURVEY

Are you concerned that your environment is adversely affecting your health? Take our brief health survey, your neighbors might be fighting similar battles and our survey is designed to identify high incidences of disease.

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TAP WATER DATABASE

Since 2012, countless pollutants in Americans' tap water have been reported by public utilities, according to an EWG drinking water quality analysis of 32 million state water records. Do you know what’s in your water?

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Support our ongoing efforts to effectively create change in our communities.

Your donations keep our boots on the ground doing the important advocacy at the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site, Jones Road Ground Water Plume Superfund Site, and the Greater Fifth Ward Cancer Cluster –  make your donation today!

“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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