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Sources of Common Contaminants and Their Health Effects
This EPA site features a table showing various contaminants, their common sources, and health effects of exposure. Examples include heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, herbicides and PCBs. The site also provides links to information about how to deal with exposure to toxic materials.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Biology
  • Environmental science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-573
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Geology and Human Health'
This resource is part of 'Human Health and Ecological Risk'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Environmental Protection Agency