"Everything we do is designed to safeguard the Nation's health, economy, and resources."
The Toxics Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Programs in tandem provide a unique portfolio of scientists, laboratories, field sites, and capabilities to study contaminants in the environment to protect that most precious resource—health.
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The daily news cycle demonstrates that the public, health organizations, industry, and government agencies want to know if contaminants and pathogens in the environment pose a risk to the health of humans, pets, livestock, or wildlife.