A researcher from the University of Kentucky is working to learn more about the health symptoms and exposures East Palestine residents are facing.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health environmental scientist Erin Haynes, DrPH, has launched an online health tracking survey to learn more about the short- and long-term impacts on the health of those living in the area.

Anyone 18 years or older who lives in Columbiana, Mahoning, Stark, Carroll and Jefferson counties in Ohio are eligible to participate in the online survey.

Those living in Beaver and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania and Hancock County in West Virginia are also eligible.

The survey contains questions about the experiences of the participant during the evacuation, concerns about exposures and health symptoms including stress.

The team's survey is the first step in the team's planning of a long-term research study to assess the potential lingering health effects from the toxic chemicals and the controlled burn of chemicals.

"I have worked with Dr. Haynes for over 10 years on several environmental health projects," said Amanda Kiger, resident of East Palestine. "We are excited to see this much-needed health survey launch. The community needs this long-term follow up to assess their health over time."

You can learn more or take the survey here.