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Environmental health science at the U.S. Geological Survey

June 24, 2013

USGS environmental health science focuses on the environment-health interface. Research characterizes the processes that affect the interaction among the physical environment, the living environment, and people, as well as the factors that affect ecological and human exposure to disease agents and the resulting toxicologic or infectious disease. The mission of USGS in environmental health science is to contribute scientific information to environmental, natural resource, agricultural, and public-health managers, who use that information to support sound decisionmaking. Coordination with partners and stakeholders will enable USGS to focus on the highest priority environmental health issues, to make relevant, timely, and useable contributions, and to become a “partner of first choice” for environmental health science.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Environmental health science at the U.S. Geological Survey
DOI 10.3133/fs20123142
Authors Herbert T. Buxton, Patricia R. Bright
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2012-3142
Index ID fs20123142
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Office of Associate Director-Environmental Health

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