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Environmental Health

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.

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Date published: August 28, 2018

Radiochemical analyses of small rodent whole bodies collected from breccia pipe uranium mines and reference locations in the Grand Canyon watershed

Measurements of gross alpha activity, gross beta activity, and radionuclide activities (isotopic U, isotopic Th, Ra-226) in small rodent bodies. Samples were collected at non-mining and U breccia pipe mining sites in various production stages, in the Grand Canyon watershed.

Date published: August 28, 2018

Chemical analyses and histopathology of small rodents, vegetation, and soil collected from the Kanab North breccia pipe uranium mine in the Grand Canyon watershed

These data are comprised of measurements of aluminum, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, molybdenum, silver, cadmium, thallium, lead, bismuth, thorium, uranium, and mercury in soil, vegetation, and small rodents.

Date published: July 3, 2018

Congressional Districts Receiving Environmental Health Science Support for Facilities or Personnel

The Environmental Health Mission Area (EHMA) supports science across the nation.

Date published: June 29, 2018

Toxicity of Chromium (VI) to Two Mussels and an Amphipod in Water-Only Exposures With or Without a Co-stressor of Elevated Temperature, Zinc, or Nitrate-Data

Evaluation of acute and chronic toxicity of chromium VI [Cr (VI)] to the pearlshell and a commonly tested mussel (fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea at 20°C or in association with a co-stressor of elevated temperature (27°C), zinc (50 µg Zn/L), or nitrate (35 mg NO3/L). A commonly tested invertebrate (amphipod, Hyalella azteca) was also tested in chronic exposures.

Date published: May 24, 2018

Organochlorine chemicals in northern cardinal eggs from suburban Washington, DC USA

Analysis of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in northern cardinal eggs from six neighborhoods near Washington, DC.

Date published: May 21, 2018

Examination of contaminant exposure and reproduction of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nesting in Delaware Bay and River in 2015

Data collected as part of a large ecotoxicology study to assess concentrations, geographic gradients and temporal trends in contaminant exposure of ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay.

Date published: May 21, 2018

Contaminant Exposure and Effects-Terrestrial Vertebrates Database

The Contaminant Exposure and Effects-Terrestrial Vertebrates database (CEE-TV) contains searchable pollution data (>20,000 records, >275,000 individuals, >500 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles) that reside in estuarine and coastal habitats along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coasts including Alaska and Hawaii and in the Great Lakes Region.

Date published: May 21, 2018

Whole Wildlife Toxicology Catalog

The Whole Wildlife Toxicology Catalog is a compilation of websites containing toxicological information related to amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals that may be of value to scientists, risk assessors, regulators and natural resource managers.

Date published: April 13, 2018

Chemistry data for assessment of crayfish from Madison County, Missouri lead mines 2015

Measurements of metals, anions, dissolved organic carbon, and major cations in surface and pore water samples from mining impacted streams in the St. Francois draininge in Madison County, Missouri.

Date published: April 10, 2018

Surface-Water Quality Summary

The purpose of this report is to summarize selected ambient surface-water-quality data collected cooperatively by the USGS and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Data on the physical characteristics and (or) water-quality constituents in samples collected at surface-water and bed-sediment stations are presented in figures and tables.

Date published: April 6, 2018

Collection, analysis, and age-dating of sediment cores from salt marshes on the south shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, from 2013 through 2014

Elevation of the marsh surface was measured with RTK-GPS to evaluate where the marsh falls within the current tidal frame. The historic marsh surface elevation was then reconstructed using the calculated age of each depth interval and its elevation, assuming that elevations within this shallow zone (less than 30 cm) have been preserved for the past century.


Date published: April 4, 2018

Conceptual salt marsh units for wetland synthesis: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

The salt marsh complex of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (EBFNWR), which spans over Great Bay, Little Egg Harbor, and Barnegat Bay (New Jersey, USA), was delineated to smaller, conceptual marsh units by geoprocessing of surface elevation data. Flow accumulation based on the relative elevation of each location is used to determine the ridge lines that separate each marsh unit....