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Internet Resources for Geology and Human Health

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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

National Analysis of Trace Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

These United States Geological Survey (USGS) publications cover issues surrounding trace elements found in streams, ground water, reservoir bed sediment, fish tissue, and clam tissue across the US. ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Waterborne Transport Processes, Gases
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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

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

Medical Geology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource is a journal article about the impacts of minerals on human health. The article presents three recent examples of medical geology studies that illustrate the impacts of minerals and ...
Health Topics: Minerals

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

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

Periodic Table of the Elements part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site presents an interactive periodic table that provides information about each element including its description, uses, occurrence, and role in biological processes. For instructors, the site ...
Health Topics: Other, Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

The Right Dose: Dose Response Theory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This tutorial uses pictures, graphs, and text to explain what trace elements are, where they come from, and how they affect human health. The lesson focuses on iodine, flourine, and selenium, but ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Other
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

EnviroMine part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site serves as a reference library of up-to-date information on mining and the environment by providing links to an abundance of resources related to the industry. There are links to ...
Health Topics: Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

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