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Internet Resources for Geology and Human Health

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Asbestos Hazard Assessment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This interactive site introduces students to concepts related to asbestos and how geologists analyze asbestos in building materials. The site is divided into three components: the geology of ...
Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes, Analytical Techniques, Minerals, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Radioactive Decay Calculator part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online calculator computes radioactive decay, timed decay, and timed solid disposal for a databank containing 116 isotopes. It also features University of British Columbia disposal limits and a ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity, Datasets and Tools:Tools

Water-Borne Illnesses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this curricular unit, students learn how water becomes contaminated with specific water-borne diseases, read personal accounts of unsafe water, and work together to brainstorm solutions to the ...
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Biogenic Hazards
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project

Mercury Research in the USGS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection

Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site houses a compilation of curricular materials. Dozens of courses are listed, representing a broad spectrum of topics in the sciences and humanities. Most of the material was written for ...
Health Topics: Other
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity, Scientific Resources:Collection

Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site houses a module on Water Quality. The module is designed to be informative and interactive. Students are presented with a simulated situation where their newest client, who owns a catch and ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project

Exploring the Environment: Water Quality part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents two case studies regarding the Wheeling Creek area of West Virginia. The scenario asks students to research problems and come up with answers to a ficticious local water board's ...
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity

Critical Windows of Exposure to Household Pesticides and Risk of Childhood Leukemia part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article, found in 'Environmental Health Perspectives,' discusses the potential for household pesticide exposures to cause disease. The study compared exposure to indoor and outdoor pesticides at ...

Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Activities:Lab Activity

Central-Nervous-System Defects in Children Born to Mothers Exposed to Organic Solvets During Pregnancy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from a 1974 issue of 'The Lancet' describes birth outcomes after women's exposure to organic solvents during pregnancy.

Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Activities:Lab Activity

Groundwater transport of arsenic and chromium at a historical tannery, Woburn, Massachusetts, U.S.A. part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from 'Applied Geochemistry' is an overview of the use and subsequent reduction of arsenic and chromium compounds in the tanning industry. The article also describes the transport of ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results, Activities:Lab Activity

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