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Border Environmental Health Initiative



The diverse, fragile ecosystems of the borderlands have been pushed beyond sustainable levels due to rapid population growth and land use changes. Water shortages and pollution, poor air quality, increased soil salinities, residual pesticides, and heavy metal contaminants are some of the stressors that are degrading the quality of life in the borderlands. The relationship between human health and environmental quality challenges public officials, medical professionals and resource managers on both sides of the border in their efforts to maintain healthy communities. To help understand the relationship between environmental and human health, the U.S. Geological Survey’s U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health Initiative (BEHI) describes, [...]

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Delbert G Humberson



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Community Extension


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