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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

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

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

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

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

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