Sources of Common Contaminants and Their Health Effects

Environmental Protection Agency

This EPA site features a table showing various contaminants, their common sources, and health effects of exposure. Examples include heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, herbicides and PCBs. The site also provides links to information about how to deal with exposure to toxic materials.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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