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Environmental Health

U.S. Geological Survey environmental health science focuses on the interface between health and the environment, where interactions among people, the environment, and other living organisms affect the risk of toxicologic and infectious disease.

Environmental Health Programs

Contaminant Biology

Deformity of lake trout larva exposed to PCBs compared to normal

The USGS Contaminant Biology Program investigates the effects and exposure of environmental contaminants to the Nation's living resources, particularly those under the stewardship of the Department of the Interior.

Toxic Substances Hydrology

Scientists instaling monitoring equipment

The USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology Program provides objective scientific information on environmental contamination to improve characterization and management of contaminated sites, to protect human and environmental health, and to reduce potential future contamination problems.

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