Ecosystems

Environmental Health Program

The Environmental Health Program (Contaminant Biology and Toxic Substances Hydrology) supports integrated natural science expertise and capabilities across the USGS related to environmental contaminants and pathogens. This science informs stakeholder decisions to manage fish and wildlife health and provides environmental exposure information to partners in public health.

 

Contaminant Biology

Contaminant Biology

Science Centers and scientists supported by Contaminant Biology develop and apply advanced laboratory methods, field investigations, and modeling to understand toxicity and effects of environmental contaminants and pathogens.

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Toxic Substances Hydrology

Toxic Substances Hydrology

Science Centers and scientists suported by Toxic Substances Hydrology develop advanced analytical methods, field and laboratory studies, and modeling to understand sources, fate, and exposure to environmental contaminants and pathogens.

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Featured Science Articles

Featured Science Articles

Our featured science articles highlight recent USGS environmental health science activities. Information can also be found in our GeoHEALTH Newsletter published continuously since 2004.

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The Environmental Health Program is comprised of a unique portfolio of scientists, laboratories, field sites, and expertise across the Nation that are organized in Integrated Science Teams and Core Capability Teams that focus on the Nation's top environmental health priorities. The non-regulatory science done by the Environmental Health Programs provides Federal, State, and local government agencies, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, other stakeholder groups, and the public with answers to questions about the actual risk, not the perceived risk, of contaminant and pathogen exposures in the environment.

 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Michael Focazio, PhD

Environmental Health Program Coordinator
Ecosystems
Phone: 703-648-6808