Environmental Health

Programs

Together, Toxic Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology Program scientists across the U.S. provide the expertise to understand sources, transport, fate, and hazards that environmental contaminants and pathogens may pose to the health of humans and other organisms. Together these Programs provide the science to help stakeholders protect our most precious resource—health.

Contaminant Biology Program

Contaminant Biology Program scientists develop and apply advanced laboratory methods, field investigations, and modeling capabilities to understand toxicity and effects of environmental contaminant exposure. They are integrated with Toxic Substances Hydrology Program Scientists who determine sources, movement, and exposure pathways of contaminants in the environment.

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program scientists develop and apply advanced analytical methods, field investigations, laboratory studies, and modeling capabilities to understand sources, movement, and exposure pathways of chemical and microbial contaminants in the environment. They are integrated with Contaminant Biology Program Scientists who then determine the toxicity and effects of contaminants.