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View Resource Proceedings and Summary Report: Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury on Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments

The Proceedings and Summary Report entitled, "Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury on Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments", was published and made available this month by the Environmental Protection Agencies Office of Research and Development. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the science regarding the fate and transport of mercury in aquatic and...
View Resource Diazinon and Chlorpyrifos Loads in the San Joaquin River Basin, California, January and February 2000

The report, "Diazinon Levels in Sacramento and San Joaquin Basin Rivers Lower Than in 1990s", was released June 20, 2002 by the US Geological Survey in cooperation with the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The abstract can be read on this site and the entire publication can be downloaded and viewed free of charge using the available link.
View Resource EPA: Tools and Literature

Green Chemistry, as its name implies, is an environment friendly practice of using chemistry to prevent pollution. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Green Chemistry Expert System software that can be freely downloaded from this site. The program can be used to assess hazardous substances in chemical reactions, learn about green synthetic methods, design safer chemicals by...
View Resource US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board began operations in 1998 with the stated mission to promote the prevention of major chemical accidents at fixed facilities. The independent, scientific investigative agency's Web site contains historical and current data, reports, and other information on chemical accidents from around the nation. For example, on September 13, 2002, a chemical...
View Resource Tox Town

Tox Town, a Web-based project of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is "an interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances." This highly visual Web site provides a wealth of information and related resources, such as an introduction to everyday locations where toxic chemicals might lurk, non-technical descriptions of toxins, the effect of toxins on human health, and more. Users...
View Resource Chlorine

This Topic in Depth explores the basics and uses of chlorine. Provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, the first site is called Chlorine Bleach (1). The page briefly describes what chlorine bleach is, what's in it, and related health and safety concerns. The next site is maintained by and is called Chlorine (2). Visitors learn the element's symbol, atomic weight, its uses,...
View Resource NIH Curriculum Supplement Series: Chemicals, the Environment, and You

They're finally here! The NIH Office of Science Education has recently launched Web versions of curriculum supplements from its series of "interactive teaching units that combine cutting-edge research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health with state-of-the-art instructional materials." "Chemicals, the Environment, and You" is designed for grades 7-8. The supplement provides detailed,...