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Environmental Considerations of Active and Abandoned Mine Lands: Lessons from Summitville, Colorado part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This U.S. Geological Survey publication contains sections on: mining of gold and formation of acid mine drainage, gold in an ancient volcano of Colorado, the role of geophysics in investigations of ...
Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations

The World's Water: Information on the World's Freshwater Resources part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The World's Water is dedicated to providing up-to-date water information, data, and web connections to organizations, institutions, and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

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/VisualImages/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:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results

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

Massachusetts Military Reservation Cleanup part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides information about pollution remediation efforts at a military base on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The site provides documentation of cleanup efforts at seventy-eight different point ...
Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Rebuilding the Unity of Health and the Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This online book summarizes the results of a workshop that examined the connection between human health and the natural, built, and social environments. The book makes the assertion that a new vision ...
Health Topics: Other, Public Policy
Resource Type: Policy Resources:Opinion, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Toxicity Testing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This report explains how many chemicals used in pesticides, cosmetics, drugs, food, and commerce have not been sufficiently tested to allow a complete determination of their potential hazards. The ...
Health Topics: Epidemiology and Risk Analysis
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 ...
Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Minerals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Chromium and Health - A Summary part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This fact sheet provides general information about elemental chromium, including types of chromium, uses, and the effects of short-term and long-term exposure.
Health Topics: Heavy Metals
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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