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Photo taken along the Woonasquatucket River near Providence, Rhode Island. (Christine Custer)

Human Consumption of Chemical and Pathogenic Contaminants

USGS conducts monitoring and research on Bioaccumulative contaminants in the environment, biomagnificantion in the food chain and the effects of bioaccumulative contaminants on fish and wildlife. USGS has provided information that is used by states to establish fish consumption advisories.

The following links provide access to a range of information on bioaccumulative contaminants provided by USGS:

Human Health Home
GeoHeatlh Newsletter

Air, Dust, and Soil contaminants and Pathogens
Drinking Water Contaminants
Consumption of Bioaccumulative Contaminants
Vector Borne and Zoonotic (animal to human) Disease
Contact With Recreational Waters
Animal Sentinels of Human Health

Places with Health Studies
Other USGS Data Sources

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