U.S. Geological Survey - 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.
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.
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.
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.