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Environmental Health

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Environmental Health Mission Area works to safeguard the Nation's health, economy, and resources by leading science to understand and minimize exposures to toxicological and infectious disease agents in the environment.

Environmental Health Programs

Contaminant Biology

Deformity of lake trout larva exposed to PCBs compared to normal

The USGS Contaminant Biology Program develops and applies advanced laboratory methods and field investigations to understand potential biological health effects from exposures to chemical and microbial hazards in the environment.

Toxic Substances Hydrology

Scientists instaling monitoring equipment

The USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program develops and applies advanced analytical methods, field investigations, laboratory studies, and modeling capabilities to understand the sources, movement, and exposure pathways of chemical and microbial hazards in the environment.

Environmental Health Information

The USGS Environmental Health Newsletter

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USGS Environmental Health Science Strategy

Environmental Health Venn Diagram

U.S. Geological Survey Environmental Health Science Strategy--Providing Environmental Health Science for a Changing World

Environmental Health Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

SCoRR: Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response Strategy

Screen Shot of ScRR Web site on 6/9/2015

As part of the US Geological Survey (USGS) response to Hurricane Sandy, the USGS developed the Sediment-bound Contaminant Resiliency and Response (SCoRR) strategy to define baseline and post-event sediment-bound environmental health stressors.

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