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Save Crooked Creek! Remediation of a Service Station Site with a Leaking UST part of Hydrogeology:Activities
The student group (3 to 4 persons) is given information regarding a leaking UST at a gasoline station in western Pennsylvania; a page detailing the history of the problem and a small sketch map if the site. They ...

Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
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Teaching the nitrogen cycle and human health interactions part of Workshop 04:Activities
This activity uses objects, pictures, and text in a matching game to define the nitrogen cycle and the environmental and human health impacts of nitrogen. The game can be used to associate useful and detrimental ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Other, Organic Compounds
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Silicon, Silicates and Silicosis part of Case Studies
If you are exposed to dust in the atmosphere from natural or human-caused sources, you may be at risk for permanent health damage due to silicosis. To find out more about the risks, health impacts, and ways to protect yourself please read on.

Health Topics: Airborne Transport Processes

Airborne Microbes part of Case Studies
In order to educate you about airborne microbes in different environments, I will let you know a little bit about when, where and how you can find these little, microscopic buggers and what kind of affect they'll have on you or your family. Everyone has their own natural microorganisms that live on, in and around their own bodies. These bacteria are known as natural flora and our own bodies (specifically the immune system) recognize that they are good for us. We, as humans, would not survive without such creatures. However, this website gives information regarding pathogenic microorganisms in general. That is, things that you can't see causing physical harm.

Health Topics: Biogenic Hazards, Airborne Transport Processes

'A Civil Action' 1-D Transport Game part of Hydrogeology:Activities
The 'A Civil Action' 1-D Transport Game is executed in an EXCEL spreadsheet and is designed to help students learn why models are used by scientists and engineers and what procedures must be met to ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Organic Compounds

Pathogenic Microorganisms in Water part of Hydrogeology:Activities
This activity introduces students to sampling and testing for microorganisms in different water sources. It also tests iodine tablets to kill coliform bacteria which interest many students. The activity utilizes ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Biogenic Hazards
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Induced Infiltration Animation: Woburn Wells G & H and the Aberjona River part of Hydrogeology:Activities
Induced infiltration of surface water into an unconfined aquifer by municipal wells is a common occurrence and an increasingly important regulatory issue across the U.S. The role of the Aberjona River in providing ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Organic Compounds

TCE Transport to Woburn Wells G and H part of Hydrogeology:Activities
Transport of TCE to municipal wells G and H in Woburn, Massachusetts and link between the consumption of the polluted water and the cluster of childhood leukemia cases in east Woburn in were the central scientific ...

Health Topics: Waterborne Transport Processes, Organic Compounds

Upper Hudson Dredging Debate part of Workshop 04:Activities
This exercise is intended to investigate, in detail, a current environmental problem, namely the environmental dredging of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the Upper Hudson River. After an introductory lecture ...

Health Topics: Organic Compounds, Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, Waterborne Transport Processes, Airborne Transport Processes

Using Data From the Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh part of 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