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The Pilgrims Progress

By: Various

Various influential religious texts in audio eBook format. Audio files received from Brother Scott. Added February 6, 2009.

The Golden Bough attempts to define the shared elements of religious belief to scientific thought, discussing fertility rites, human sacrifice, the dying god, the scapegoat and many other symbols and practices which have influenced the 20th century. Its thesis is that old religions were fertility cults that revolved around the worship of, and periodic sacrifice of, a sacred king. Specifically, that mankind progresses from magic through religious belief to scientific thought.

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Toxicological Review of Quinoline

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. This document may undergo revisions in the future. The most up-to-date version will be available electronically via the IRIS Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/iris.

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Toxicological Review of 2-Methylnaphthalene

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use. Note: This document may undergo revisions in the future. The most up-to-date version will be made available electronically via the IRIS Home Page at http://www.epa.gov/iris.

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Air Toxics Research Strategy

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) has developed a draft Air Toxics 5 Research Strategy (ATRS). This strategy was developed to assist in improving our 6 understanding of air toxics and to manage effectively and efficiently our resources for air toxics 7 research. 8 9 National Air Toxics Assessments 10 The ATRS is needed to address the uncertainty in EPA’s National Air Toxics Assessments 11 (NATA). As explained in Chapter 1, these assessments will...

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Best Demonstrated Available Technology (Bdat) Background Document ...

By: John Austin

Excerpt: The mention of commercial products or trade processes; their source or vendor; or their use in connection with material reported herein should not be construed as either an actual or implied endorsement of such products/services by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: DISCLAIMER: This is a guidance manual and is not a regulation. It does not change or substitute for any legal requirements. While EPA has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the discussion in this guidance, the obligations of the regulated community are determined by the relevant statutes, regulations, or other legally binding requirements. This guidance manual is not a rule, is not legally enforceable, and does not confer legal rights or impose legal ob...

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Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Draft Report for External R...

By: Battelle

Excerpt: This report was prepared under contract to an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, contractors, subcontractors, or their employees makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability of responsibility for any third party s use of the results of or the results of such use of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use by ...

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Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Arsenic Occurrence in Public Drinking Water Supplies

By: Kathleen Bell

Excerpt: Appendices: Appendix A: Adapted Regression on Order Statistics Methodology Appendix B: Analysis Results Appendix B-1: State Exceedance Probability Distributions Appendix B-2: Box Plots Appendix B-3: Lognormal Probability Plots of System Means Appendix C: Summaries of Pre-1980 Data Sets Appendix D: Database Specifications and Data Conditioning Appendix D-1: Individual State Database Specifications for Preliminary Database Appendix D-2: AOED Database Specification...

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Validity of Ambient Toxicity Tests for Predicting Biological Impac...

By: Donald I. Mount

Excerpt: DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Crs Report for Congress Received through the Crs Web Iran : U. S. ...

By: Kenneth Katzman

Summary: The Bush Administration has pursued several avenues to attempt to contain or end the potential threat posed by Iran, at times pursuing limited engagement, and at other times leaning toward pursuing efforts to change Iran’s regime. Some experts believe a potential crisis is looming over Iran’s nuclear program because the Bush Administration is skeptical that efforts by several European allies to prevent a nuclear breakout by Iran will succeed, although the Admini...

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Clandestine Drug Labs

By: Michael S. Scott

Excerpt: The Problem-Oriented Guides for Police summarize knowledge about how police can reduce the harm caused by specific crime and disorder problems. They are guides to prevention and to improving the overall response to incidents, not to investigating offenses or handling specific incidents. The guides are written for police–of whatever rank or assignment–who must address the specific problem the guides cover. The guides will be most useful to officers who...

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Foreign Affairs, Defense, And Trade Policy : Key Issues in the 107...

By: Valerie Bailey Grasso

Summary: Among the 107th Congress’ first orders of business will be dealing with the initiatives–both domestic and foreign policy–proposed by President Bush throughout his presidential campaign. The 2000 congressional campaigns suggested that the agenda of the 107th Congress will be largely domestic: Social Security, health care, education, taxes, and military pay were prominent in campaigns across America and on post-election news programs. Indeed, many issues discussed...

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The Weed and Seed Strategy

By: Stephen E. Rickman

Excerpt: Originally established in 1903 as the Department of Commerce and Labor (32 Stat 825;), the Department of Commerce was redefined under the name it uses today on March 4, 1913 (15 USC 1501). The role of the new Department of Commerce was “to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce, the mining, manufacturing, and fishery industries of the United States.”

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Niosh Hazard Review Carbonless Copy Paper

By: Lawrence J. Fine, M. D.

About 10 years after the introduction of CCP, medical complaints began to be reported by office workers [North Carolina Medical Journal 1982; Magnusson 1974; Gothe et al. 1981; Buring and Hennekens 1991]. Since 1965, various health effects associated with exposure to CCP have been reported in the literature appearing from Denmark, Finland, England, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Norway, and the United States.

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Compendium of Niosh Health Care Worker Research

By: Bill Eschenbacher

The end of the document, projects that are focused on a specific health care worker population (e.g., home health care worker) or a particular workplace setting (e.g., dental office) are listed for ease in identifying projects related to specific interests. NIOSH-funded health care worker projects are either conducted by NIOSH researchers or cooperation with outside research institutions, or through research grants. Those projects being conducted through the NIOSH grant ...

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A Compendium of Niosh Mining Research 2000

By: Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Spokane Research Laboratory 315 E. Montgomery Avenue Spokane, WA 99207 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pittsburgh Research Laboratory P.O. Box 18070 Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0070 Cover photos: (Left) NIOSH is investigating ways to reduce the respirable dust exposure of mine workers at longwall mining operations. (Upper right) NIOSH is studying technologies that will reduce haulage truck collisions at...

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A Compendium of Niosh Mining Research 2001

By: Department of Health and Human Services

PURPOSE: Evaluate practical technological advances in hearing protective devices for use in different mining environments.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service...

By: Department of Health and Human Services

RESEARCH SUMMARY: Previous NIOSH research shows that miners develop hearing loss much more quickly than nonoccupationally noiseexposed individuals and that miners experience a greater severity of hearing loss than would be expected for nonoccupational noise-exposed persons of the same age and sex.

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Plan and Operation of the Nhanes Epidemiologic Fo11Owup Study 198M4

By: Manning Feinleib, M. D.

The planning and operation of the Epidemiologic Followup Study to the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHEFS) could not have been accomplished without the valuable assistance from many individuals and groups. Space constraints make it impossible to recognize all who participated in the planning, development, and conduct of the varied aspects of the survey; nonetheless, the authors are grateful for the support received, and apologize to those omitted.

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