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Fact Sheet 2012–3142

Environmental Health Science at the U.S. Geological Survey

By Herbert T. Buxton and Patricia R. Bright

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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.

First posted June 24, 2013

For additional information contact:
Office of Associate Director, Environmental Health
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

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Buxton, H.T., and Bright, P.R., 2013, Environmental health science at the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3142, 2 p.,


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