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Western North America Mercury Synthesis - Special Session Presentations Online

Presentations from the 36th Annual SETAC Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah; Nov. 1-5, 2015), for the Special Session (Mercury cycling, bioaccumulation, and risk across western North America: a landscape scale synthesis linking long-term datasets Working Group) focusing on the USGS Powell Center supported Western North America Mercury Synthesis effort are available on-line.

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SCoRR: Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy Web Site Released

As part of the US Geological Survey (USGS) response to Hurricane Sandy, a Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) strategy has been developed to define baseline and post-event sediment-bound environmental health stressors.

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Groundwater Quality in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 19912010

A new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report summarizes the major findings of national and regional assessments of groundwater quality in 40 Principal Aquifers in the United States.

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New Fact Sheet: Environmental Health Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

USGS environmental health science focuses on the environment-health interface. Research characterizes the processes that affect the interaction among the physical environment, the living environment, and people, as well as the factors that affect ecological and human exposure to disease agents and the resulting toxicologic or infectious disease.
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U.S. Geological Survey Environmental Health Science Strategy Published

The report describes a 10-year strategy that encompasses the portfolio of USGS environmental health science.

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Gold, Lead and Death in Nigeria: EARTH Magazine

Scientists from the USGS and other agenicies collaborated to understand an outbreak of lethal lead poisoning in Nigeria.

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USGS Science Serves Public Health: USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3004

New fact sheet is published on the USGS's role in safeguarding public health. The USGS provides natural science information to health researchers, policy makers, and the public.

Earth Science and Public Health: Proceedings of the Second National Conference on USGS Health-Related Research

This report summarizes the presentations and discussions held at the Second National Conference on USGS Health-Related Research, held at the USGS national headquarters in Reston, Virginia.

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GeoHealth I: Building Bridges across the Geological and Health Sciences.

USGS and GSA co-sponsor GeoHealth I. A workshop to improve connections between the geological and health sciences.

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Medical Geology: a globally emerging discipline

An overview of Medical Geology -- the study of the impacts of geologic materials and processes on animal and human health.

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New Report Earth Materials and Health: Research Priorities for Earth Science and Public Health

The National Research Council (NRC) recently published a report that identifies research priorities at the intersection of earth materials and human-health research.

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Chemical Quality of Self-Supplied Domestic Well Water

USGS scientists evaluated a range of inorganic and organic contaminants in domestic wells from every state and Puerto Rico

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Second National Conference on USGS Human Health-Related Research

The USGS, Geological Society of America, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology host a conference on human-health related research conducted by the USGS.

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Disease Emergence and Resurgence: The Wildlife-Human Connection

A new USGS on disease emergence in wildlife, the importance of wild animals as sentinels for disease emergence, and critical issues regarding wildlife as sources for zoonotic disease (diseases transmissible between humans and animals).
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Pesticides in the Nation's Streams and Ground Water, 1992-2001

A new USGS report with information on potential effects of fish consumption on human health

Volatile Organic Compounds in the Nation's Ground Water and Drinking-Water Supply Wells
Volatile Organic Compounds in the Nation's Ground Water and Drinking-Water Supply Wells

USGS report with information on chloroform and THMs, chlorinated solvents, fuel oxygenates and gasoline hydrocarbons.

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