Environmental Health - Contaminant Biology

Contaminant Biology Program

The U.S. Geological Survey (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. A primary focus is on the Nation's living resources that are under the stewardship of the Department of the Interior. Program scientists also work with health scientists to understand environmental aspects of pathogens that cause vector-borne or zoonotic diseases in humans.


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GeoHealth—The USGS Environmental Health Newsletter

Stay up to date with USGS environmental health science activities and publications.

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Featured Publications

Browse prominent, recent Contaminant Biology publications.

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Browse the Contaminant Biology bibliography by author and year.

Collaborative Programs

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Toxic Substances Hydrology Program

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.


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