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Internet Resources for Geology and Human Health

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Ground Water and Surface Water, A Single Resource part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS report presents an overview of the interactions between ground water and surface water in a variety of terrains. It serves as a general educational document with the intention of helping ...
Health Topics: Public Policy, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Solid Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA clearinghouse provides comprehensive information related to solid waste prevention and disposal. Topics include industrial waste, pollution prevention, treatment and control, waste programs, ...
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Public Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

Lessons from Woburn part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents a three-part videotape series produced to enhance classroom discussions of the book A Civil Action. The site gives outlines of material covered by each tape and allows users to ...
Health Topics: Public Policy, Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video

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

Earth Materials and Public Health part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is a journal article that describes the current status of five well-known earth materials that regulatory agencies, such as the EPA, have identified as significant health risks. The article ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Public Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Scorecard: Get the Facts on Local Pollution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Scorecard provides environmental maps with a pollution locator to search by area, for the following subjects: criteria air pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, lead hazards, lead contamination, ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Public Policy, Airborne Transport Processes, Other, Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Waste Incineration and Public Health part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online book examines how contaminants are released by incineration, environmental dynamics of contaminants and routes of human exposure, approaches for assessing possible human health effects, ...
Health Topics: Public Policy, Other
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online book summarizes the results of a workshop that examined the connection between human health and the natural, built, and social environments. The book makes the assertion that a new vision ...
Health Topics: Other, Public Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Policy Resources:Opinion

Public Drinking Water Contamination and Birth Outcomes part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the American Journal of Epidemiology describes the different types of birth irregularities that occur as a result of gestational consumption of contaminated water.

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Public Policy
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Evironmental Working Group part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website houses information about a wide range of health and environmental issues. Topics on the website include the US energy policy, pesticides in foods, toxins and impurities in cosmetics, ...
Health Topics: Other, Public Policy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

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