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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), General Public Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Heavy Metals, Organic Compounds Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Environmental Mineralogy, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Human Dimensions/ResourcesKeywords: public health, toxin, hazardous waste
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