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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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December 11, 2017

Dissolved Organic Matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain

Data from an Analysis of Dissolved Organic Matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain, Oregon and California, 2013–16

Goldman, J.H., 2017, Data from an analysis of dissolved organic matter in the Upper Klamath River, Lost River, and Klamath Straits Drain, Oregon and California, 2013–16: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Acoustic recording device to capture amphibian vocalizations
November 17, 2017

Amphibian acoustic data from the Arizona 1, Pinenut, and Canyon breccia pipe uranium mines in Arizona

The data consists of a summary of amphibian acoustic recordings at Canyon, Arizona 1, and Pinenut mines near the Grand Canyon.  Original raw acoustic recordings used to create this summary data table are archived at Columbia Environmental Research Center.

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November 17, 2017

Sediment chemistry and sediment toxicity in wadable streams across the Midwestern United States, 2013.

Data presenting chemistry (PAHs, organochlorines, PCBs, trace elements, and current use pesticides) and toxicity results from freshwater stream sediments collected from 99 wadable stream sites across eleven states in the Midwestern United States. 

Uranium mine evaporation pond
November 17, 2017

Chemistry, radiation and histopathology data in support of manuscript "Pre-mining trace element and radiation exposure to biota from a breccia pipe uranium mine in the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) watershed"

Data collected to characterize the pre-mining concentrations of total arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), thallium (Tl), U, and zinc (Zn); radiation levels; and histopathologies in biota (vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals) at the Canyon Mine.

Graph of pore water sampling results
November 17, 2017

A comparison of four pore water sampling methods for mixed metals and dissolved organic carbon, and implications for sediment toxicity evaluations-Data

Data representing comparison of four commonly-applied techniques for obtaining pore water samples for the quantification of nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, lead and dissolved organic carbon (DOC), including peepers, push points, centrifugation, and diffusive gradients in thin films (DGTs). 

Sampling Sites Palmyra Atoll
November 14, 2017

Geospatial data of elemental contamination at Palmyra Atoll, 2008 and 2010

Survey of contamination in soils and sediment of Palmyra atoll, using a hand-held X-Ray Fluorometer (XRF) to measure the concentration of 25 elements.

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November 14, 2017

Concentration trends for lead and calcium-normalized lead in fish fillets from the Big River, a mining-contaminated stream in southeastern Missouri USA

Lead (Pb) and calcium (Ca) concentrations were measured in fillet samples of longear sunfish (Lepomis megalotis) and suckers (Catostomidae) collected in December 2005 from the Big River, which drains a historical mining area in southeastern Missouri, where a consumption advisory is in effect due to elevated Pb concentrations in fish.

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November 14, 2017

Development of high surface area organosilicate nanoparticulate thin films for use in sampling hydrophobic compounds in sediment-Data

The data set describes the characterization of organosilica thin films for adsorbing the bioavailable fraction of PCBs from sediment collected near Anniston Alabama. We developed novel nanoporous organosilicate (NPO) film as an extraction phase for hydrophobic contaminants and demonstrated its application in water and sediment.

Charts of protein concentration and luciferase activity
November 8, 2017

Development of a dual luciferase-fluorescamine assay adapted to a 384 micro-well plate format-Data

Two commonly used human breast luciferase transactivation cell bioassays, the VM7Luc4E2 cell bioassay and the MDA-kb2 cell bioassay were adapted to 384-well formats for HTS of endocrine-active substances. This data demonstrate that by accounting for protein amount in the cell lysates, antagonistic agents can easily be distinguished from cytotoxic agents in the MDA-kb2 and VM7Luc4E2 cell bioassay.


Pharmaceuticals in water, fish, and ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay
October 19, 2017

Pharmaceuticals in water, fish, and ospreys nesting in Delaware River and Bay

Exposure of wildlife to Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) is likely to occur but evidence of hazard and risk is limited. One exposure pathway that has received attention is trophic transfer of APIs in a water-fish-osprey food chain. 

Scientists collecting data in the Conasauga River, GA
October 19, 2017

Toxicity Assessment of Sediments Collected Upstream and Downstream of the White Dam in Clarke County, Georgia

A breach in the White Dam has been proposed to facilitate fish passage. As a Technical Assistance project, the U.S. Geological Survey provided toxicity assessments of sediment samples collected by USEPA personnel. 

Eisenoides lonnbergi, a native earthworm, found to contain extremely high concentrations of lead
October 19, 2017

Anomalous bioaccumulation of lead in the earthworm Eisenoides lonnbergi (Michaelsen)

This data set includes metal concentrations measured in a species of earthworm (Eisenoides lonnbergi) collected at various locations on the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.