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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

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

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

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

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

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

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