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Mining Safety and Health Research part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse site provides information about health and safety in the mining industry. The site features links to fact sheets, statistics, data, research projects, training materials, ...
Health Topics: Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

National Asbestos Exposure Review part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Asbestos Exposure Review is the name of an Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry project to evaluate sites that received and processed vermiculite mined in Libby, Montana from ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Airborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work

Libby Asbestos Homepage part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is the public interface for the EPA's involvement with public health and environmental restoration efforts at an asbestos-contaminated vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Montana. The ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Airborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Environmental Studies of Mineral Deposits in Alaska part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This collection of articles summarizes environmental geochemical studies of metallic mineral deposits in Alaska, including sulfide, gold, mercury, chromium, and uranium mines and deposits. The ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides, Heavy Metals, Waterborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Minerals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps, Scientific Resources

Reconnaissance Study of the Geology of U.S. Vermiculite Deposits - Are Asbestos Minerals Common Constituents? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Unusually high incidences of asbestos-related mortality and respiratory disease in the town of Libby, Montana, have been linked to amphibole mineral fibers intergrown with the vermiculite deposits ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Minerals, Airborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Research Results

Tabulation of Asbestos Related-Terminology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The definition of asbestos often varies depending on the source or publication in which it is used. This report summarizes asbestos-related definitions taken from a variety of academic, industrial, ...
Health Topics: Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Mineral Resources On Line Spatial Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Ths portal allows users to view or download spatial data on regional and global geology, geochemistry, geophysics, and mineral resources. The data can be accessed by using interactive map browsers of ...
Health Topics: Minerals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Asbestos Exposure in Libby, Montana part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Since 1999, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has been conducting a number activities related to asbestos in Libby, Montana. This web site presents a brief overview of those ...
Health Topics: Minerals, Airborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Recognizing Waterborne Disease and The Health Effects of Water Pollution part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This extensive Physician On-Line Reference Guide addresses the critical need for practicing physicians to have access to peer-reviewed educational resources to assist them in the recognition, ...
Health Topics: Biogenic Hazards, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Controls on Bioavailability, Waterborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals, Minerals, Organic Compounds
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Overview/Reference Work

Stay Out and Stay Alive part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment features a twenty-four minute video that addresses abandoned mine safety. The video shows the various hazards associated with entering ...
Health Topics: Minerals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video