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The Environmental Health Program (Toxic Substances Hydrology and Contaminant Biology) supports the science to address the full range of questions related to contaminant and pathogen sources, environmental transport, exposure/transmission pathways, uptake, biological effects, and human health implications. The science is accomplished within focused integrated science teams.

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Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Science Team

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Ecologically-Driven Exposure Pathways Science Team

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Energy Integrated Science Team

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Fishing and Hunting Integrated Science Team

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Food Resources Lifecycle Integrated Science Team

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Immunomodulation Science Team

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Land Stewardship Science Team

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Minerals Science Team

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Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Integrated Science Team

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Toxins and Harmful Algal Blooms Science Team

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Core Technology Team

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I Am An...Ecotoxicologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the tenth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

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I Am An...Ecotoxicologist

Welcome to the "The I Am A..." series. This is the tenth video in a series of USGS whiteboard animations that highlight USGS careers. The concept is to show "what society (or my mom) thinks I do" compared with "what I really do." One image captures a more whimsical representation of a "scientist" and the second demonstrates a more accurate representation of

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