Pennsylvania DEP Releases 1Q Mammography Inspections

Records Show All 102 Inspected Facilities Meet Federal Standards

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection said today that all of the 102 mammography facilities it inspected during the first quarter of 2008 were operating within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's guidelines.

DEP inspects each of Pennsylvania's approximately 400 certified mammography facilities annually under a contract with the FDA, which sets standards for these facilities under the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act.

The inspections help to ensure that equipment is maintained and operated properly.

The inspection information is available through a partnership between DEP and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

The location of regional mammography facilities and information about the most recent inspections is available at www.depweb.state.pa.us, keyword: Mammography.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of the 102 mammography facilities inspected during the first quarter of 2008 is below:

ALLEGHENY COUNTY

ARMSTRONG COUNTY

BERKS COUNTY

BUCKS COUNTY

BUTLER COUNTY

CARBON COUNTY

CENTRE COUNTY

CHESTER COUNTY

CUMBERLAND COUNTY

DAUPHIN COUNTY

DELAWARE COUNTY

INDIANA COUNTY

LANCASTER COUNTY

LEBANON COUNTY

LEHIGH COUNTY

LUZERNE COUNTY

MERCER COUNTY

MIFFLIN COUNTY

MONROE COUNTY

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY

PERRY COUNTY

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

SCHUYLKILL COUNTY

VENANGO COUNTY

WESTMORELAND COUNTY

YORK COUNTY

CONTACT: Tom Rathbun

(717) 787-1323

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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