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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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection

Solid Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This EPA clearinghouse provides comprehensive information related to solid waste prevention and disposal. Topics include industrial waste, pollution prevention, treatment and control, waste programs, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Waste, Policy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection, Policy Resources

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Course Information:Course Site, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Physical Properties, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Home-A-Syst part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This program is designed to help people learn about, investigate and take action on environmental health risks in and around their homes. Topics include drinking water, indoor air quality, lead paint ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Indoor Air Pollution, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity
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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biology:Biogeochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Atmospheric Aerosols part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This NASA site explains the three major types of atmospheric aerosols - volcanic emissions, desert dust, and anthropogenic aerosols - and how they affect global climate. The site discusses the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Selenium Waste part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides general information about selenium including its occurrence, industrial applications, toxicology, and regulations and practices regarding industrial waste disposal. The site also ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

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 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

International Chromium Development Association part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This professional organization works to promote the chromium industry, from mining and production to industry and health. The site provides abundant information about the properties, sources and uses ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Elements, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

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