EPA Science Inventory

Anthrax and the Geochemistry of Soils in the Contiguous United States

Citation:

Griffin, D., E. Silvestri, C. Bowling, T. Boe, S. David, AND T. Nichols. Anthrax and the Geochemistry of Soils in the Contiguous United States. Geosciences. MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland, 4(3):114-127, (2014).

Description:

Journal Article

Purpose/Objective:

Soil geochemical data from sample sites located in counties that reported cases or outbreaks of anthrax since 2000 were evaluated against counties within the same states (MN, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD and TX) that did not report cases or outbreaks. These data identified the elements Ca, Mn, P and Sr as having statistically significant differences in concentrations between county type (anthrax occurrence versus no occurrence) within the total data set or in a majority of the states. Preliminary elemental threshold values present prospective investigative tools that can be refined through future high-resolution studies and present a path forward for understanding the geochemical constraints of other pathogens.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 08/12/2014
Completion Date: 08/12/2014
Record Last Revised: 08/12/2014
Record Created: 08/12/2014
Record Released: 08/12/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 283606

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION