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The Geohealth Newsletter

Volume 10, No. 2, 2014

GeoHealth is the U.S. Geological Survey's Environmental Health Newsletter.

Research Projects
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Crosscutting Topics

Lacustrine responses to decreasing wet mercury deposition rates--Results from a case study in northern Minnesota: Environmental Science and Technology

Dissipation of contaminants of emerging concern in biosolids applied to nonirrigated Farmland in eastern Colorado: JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Bioassay of estrogenicity and chemical analyses of estrogens in streams across the United States associated with livestock operations: Water Research

Glyphosate and its degradation product AMPA occur frequently and widely in U.S. soils, surface water, groundwater, and precipitation: Journal of the American Water Resources Association

Contaminants in stream sediments from seven United States metropolitan areas--Part II-Sediment toxicity to the amphipod Hyalella azteca and the midge Chironomus dilutus: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Accumulation of pesticides in Pacific chorus frogs (Pseudacris regilla) from California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, USA: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

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Treated wastewater disposal beds on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, which created a large subsurface plume of contaminated groundwater. A team of scientists has been conducting long-term multidisciplinary research on the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control the transport of contaminants in groundwater -- from the Cape Cod Site

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