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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

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

Health Effects of Toxic Organic Compounds from Coal part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet summarizes the occurrence of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy, a serious kidney disease that occurs only in tributary valleys of the Danube River in Romania, Bulgaria, and the former ...
Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes, Organic Compounds
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Arsenic in Ground Water of the United States part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information about the distribution of arsenic in ground water of the United States. The site features links to publications such as fact sheets, research and reports, as well as ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Produced Water and Oil-Field Equipment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report summarizes the current knowledge of naturally occurring radioactive materials in oil-fields of the United States. Of particular concern is the effect on public health and the environment ...
Health Topics: Radionuclides
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury in the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS fact sheet provides information about mercury toxicity and its occurrence in the environment. Maps, diagrams, and photographs complement the text which discusses the sources and types of ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results, Audio/Visual:Maps

Mercury Research in the USGS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links to USGS information about mercury sources, cycling and toxicity in the environment. The site features announcements about upcoming workshops and activities, fact sheets and ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection

Mercury Contamination of Aquatic Ecosystems part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a brief overview of mercury cycling in the environment. Text is accompanied by useful diagrams that depict the health effects of mercury on the human body, the accumulation of ...
Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Maps, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Health Impacts of Coal Combustion part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This USGS report provides information about the effects of coal combustion on human health. It explains the hazards associated with emissions from both large-scale coal burning electrical plants and ...
Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work