NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  USGS Biouptake Lab  https://www2.usgs.gov/envirohealth/labs/bio-uptake_laboratory.html ...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES  USGS Biouptake Lab  https://www2.usgs.gov/envirohealth/labs/bio-uptake_laboratory.html  The Bio-Uptake Research Laboratory uses novel stable isotope tracing techniques to assess the bioavailability of inorganic contaminants and characterize the underlying processes governing their bioavailability.  Contaminant bioavailability matters because bioavailability is a key driver of bioaccumulation, which often precedes the onset of biological effects. An understanding of the biogeochemical processes governing bioavailability can help differentiating perceived versus actual environmental health effects.  They study dissolved metals such as copper (Cu), silver (Ag), uranium (U), and zinc (Zn); and synthesized and natural forms of particulate metals as well as engineered nanomaterials.  This link will also be posted on the 2018 Actions and Activities Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/  Tim SmithSustainable Water Resources CoordinatorGovernment Web Site, https://acwi.gov/Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/