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USGS Drinking Water and Other Publications

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Compilations of USGS Drinking Water Publications

Examples of recent USGS publications on drinking water with a human-health focus:

(To obtain reprints of journal articles contact the journal directly. )

2004

Ivahnenko, T. and Barbash, J.E., 2004, Chloroform in the hydrologic system - sources, transport, fate, occurrence, and effects on human health and aquatic organisms: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5137, 34 p.

2003

Ayotte, J.D., Montgomery, D.L., Flanagan, S.M., and Robinson, K.W., 2003, Arsenic in groundwater in eastern New England; occurrence, controls, and human health implications: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 37, p. 2075-2083.

Belkin, H.E., and Baoshan, Z., 2003, Medical geology of selenium in rural China [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-097, p. 45.

Bunnell, J.E., Bushon, R.N., Stoeckel, D.M., Gifford, A.M., Beck, M., Lerch, H.E., Shi, Runhua, McGee, B., Hanson, B.C., Kolak, J., Warwick, P.D., 2003. Preliminary geochemical, microbiological, and epidemiological investigations into possible linkages between lignite aquifers, pathogenic microbes, and kidney disease in northern Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03 - 374, 59 p.

Centeno, J.A., Mullick, F.G., and Ejnik, J.W., 2003, Medical geology; an emerging discipline in support of environmental and military medicine [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-097, p. 30.

Eimers, J.L., Wolf, J., Eckhardt, D.A., Terracciano, S.A., 2003, Role of water quality monitoring for exposure assessment in studies of breast-cancer incidence in Suffolk County, New York, [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03 - 097, p. 21.

Jones. B.F., Conko, K.M., Flinn, J.M., Linkous, D.H., Lanzirotti, A., Frederickson, C.J., Bertsch, P.M., Friedlich, A., and Bush, A.L., 2003, Effects of enhanced zinc in drinking water on brain and memory [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03 - 097, p. 7.

Lam, S.H., and Feinleib, M., 2003, Arsenic does not appear to be the risk factor for bladder cancer in the absence of both humic acid and high arsenic levels [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03 - 097, p. 24.

Seiler, R.L.,2003, Ground-water quality and childhood-leukemia cluster near Fallon, Nevada [abs.] in Natural Science and Public Health; Prescription for a Better Environment, Reston, VA, April 1-3, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03 - 097, p. 22.

Toccalino, P., Nowell, L.H., Wilber, W.G., Zogorski, J.S., Donohue, J., Eiden, C., Krietzman, S., and Post, G., 2003, Development of health-based screening levels for use in State- or local-scale water-quality assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations Report 03-4054, 22p.

2002

Levin, R.B., Epstein, P.R., Ford, T.E., Harrington, W., Olson, E., Reichard, E.G., 2002, U.S. drinking water challenges in the twenty-first century: Environmental Health Perspectives, 110 (suppl. 1), p. 43-52.

Wangsness, D.J., 2002, Human exposure to pesticides via drinking water; the missing link in International Conference on Pesticide Exposure and Health, Bethesda, MD, July 8-12, 2002: Society for Occupational and Environmental Health.

2000

Morvan, J., Hunter, D.F., Krausel, L., Flinn, J.M., Jones, B.F., 2002, Synchrotron x-ray fluorescence demonstrates increased zinc in the cortex of rats raised on drinking water containing enhanced levels of zinc [abs.]: Society for Neuroscience's 30th Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 4-9, 2000.

1999

Bolton, D.W., and Hayes, M.A., 1999, Pilot study of carcinogens in well water in Anne Arundel county, Maryland: Maryland Geological Survey Open-File Report. 99-22-10, 58 p.

Orem, W.H., Feder, G.L., and Finkelman, R.B., 1999, A possible link between Balkan endemic nephropathy and the leaching of toxic organic compounds from Pliocene lignite by groundwater; preliminary investigation in 30th Annual International Geological Congress; Geochemistry of Coal and its Impact on the Environment and Human Health, Beijing, China, Aug. 1996: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 40, no. 2-3, p. 237-252.

Welch, A.H., Helsel, D.R., Focazio, M.J., and Watkins, S.A., 1999, Arsenic in ground water supplies of the United States in Chappell, W.R., Abernathy, C.O., and Calderon, R.L., eds., Arsenic Exposure and Health Effects: New York, Elsevier Science, p. 9-17.

 

 
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