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Using Data From the Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh part of Cutting Edge:Hydrogeology:Activities
The Arsenic in drinking water issue in Bangladesh presents a unique opportunity to motivate studying hydrogeology in context of water resources issues in the developing world. Students learn about health and social ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals

Arsenic on Main St., Unity ME part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
The ultimate plan is organizing a "Water Quality Fair" for residents of the Unity, ME area (rural farming region). Conceptually, students would analyze water samples brought into the community center ...

Health Topics: Minerals, Heavy Metals, Organic Compounds, Analytical Techniques

Superfund Case Study part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This exercise is meant to reinforce concepts covered in the whole course. It helps students integrate concepts from risk and toxicology, air, water and soil pollution, regulation and remediation technology.

Health Topics: Heavy Metals, Public Policy, Waterborne Transport Processes, Organic Compounds, Airborne Transport Processes

Minerals in the Biosphere part of Workshop 04:Activities
Class is meant to expore 1)the continuum of geological, geochemical and biochemical environments 2)the logic in health issues in the USA 3)provide a multidisciplinary approach to personal and public health. -

Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Analytical Techniques, Public Policy, Heavy Metals, Waterborne Transport Processes, Minerals, Biogenic Hazards, Airborne Transport Processes