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Internet Resources for Geology and Human Health

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Toxicological Profile for Cyanide part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a summary of the toxicological and health effects of cyanide. This site is authored by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and begins with a public health statement that ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

ToxFAQs for Cyanide part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This fact sheet addresses common health questions about cyanide. Topics include a description of cyanide in its various forms, what happens to cyanide when it enters the environment, exposure routes, ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Visible Earth part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a searchable collection of NASA Earth science images, animations and data visualizations. Most images are available at multiple resolutions, with a description of the image and ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Biogenic Hazards, Other, Airborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Gases
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Collection, Audio/Visual:Maps

Asbestos part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This California Geological Survey site provides information about naturally occurring chrysotile and amphibole asbestos in ultramafic rocks and the possible health hazards of asbestos dust from the ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Airborne Transport Processes, Minerals, Controls on Bioavailability
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection

Assessing Ground-Water Vulnerability to Contamination part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS report provides an overview of some of the common types of assessments used to determine the vulnerability of ground-water resources to contamination. Scientists can use the methods in this ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Waterborne Transport Processes, Public Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

EnviroHealthAction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an online community for health professionals and others interested in environmental health and gives users the opportunity to access important resources about public health. Topics ...
Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals, Airborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Biogenic Hazards
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Policy Resources

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, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Analytical Techniques, Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

Ecosystem Change and Public Health: A Global Perspective part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This textbook was published to: 1) raise awareness of changes in human health related to global ecosystem change; and 2) expand the scope of the traditional curriculum in environmental health to ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Other, Biogenic Hazards, Airborne Transport Processes, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

National Water-Quality Assessment Program (NAWQA) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This United States Geological Survey (USGS) program addresses water quality in the US. The goal is to develop long-term consistent and comparable information on streams, ground water, and aquatic ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common ...
Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes, Minerals, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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