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Visuomenes sveikatos informacijos sistemos CD-ROM   (Versija 1.0)

Šios internetines svetaines ir CD-ROM tikslas yra pademonstruoti technologiju galimybes, naudojamas kuriant ir platinant integruota visuomenes sveikatos informacijos sistema. Tai yra pirmasis tokio pobudžio CD-ROM, kuriame rasite: mokomasias EpiInfo 2000, MS FrontPage ir kitu programu medžiagas; duomenu baziu ir internetiniu svetainiu pavyzdžius; visuomenes sveikatos duomenis ir žemelapiu kurimo irankius. Nors šis CD-ROM buvo sukurtas Alytaus, Utenos ir Vilniaus visuomenes sveikatos centrams, mes labai lauksime patarimu ar komentaru iš kiekvieno, besidomincio tokio pobudžio informacija. Jus galite gauti nemokama šio CD-ROM kopija išsiusdami prašyma šiuo elektroninio pašto adresu: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Water covers approximately 2/3 of the surface of the planet, yet only about 1% of the that water is available for human consumption. We use water for nearly everything we do, in agriculture, industry, and most importantly for our own direct consumption. These facts considered, it is important that water quality be maintained and that our sources of water be protected.


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Where does drinking water come from in Vilnius?

In Vilnius, nearly all the 580,000 citizens rely on deep groundwater reserves for its supply of drinking water. This water is extracted by waterworks at 20 well fields around the city. (See Map) The waterworks provide some treatments to the water to help make it fit for consumption.

"Vilnius Drinking Water Resources" contains information about various ways in which public and private water supplies obtain water in Vilnius and information about its quality. Charts showing the location of Vilnius well fields, facts sheets, pictures of aquifers and much more can be found in this section.


Read more: Drinking Water in Vilnius, Lithuania


Welcome to the newly opened Soils of Mendocino County Web Site!  Inceptisols, Ultisols, Spodosols, and other soil orders can be found within close proximity of the town of Mendocino (See pictures and descriptions of soil orders).  These soils each support unique ecosystems ranging from grasslands along the coast to mixed conifer and pygmy forests further inland.  These soils and the plant and animal communities that live on them have coevolved in response to the unique geomorphological activity of marine terraces in the region. The continental shelf in the region has experienced uplift for at least a couple million years (See picture at left).  This in combination with fluctuating ocean levels during glacial cycles has etched out a series of steps or terraces that due to uplift extend several miles inland.  So, we invite you to take a look at what this site has to offer, including:

  • A map showing the locations of a recent field trip by our group;  (You can click on the sites to get the soil description sheets for soils such as: Humic Dystrustepts, Typic Plinthohumults, and Oxiaquic Haplorthods.)
  • An argument for the preservation of soils and unique ecosystems;
  • Static maps of the Mendocino area at 24K, 100K, and 250K resolution;
  • The 12 Soil Orders; and
  • Links to Other Resources on Marine Terraces and the Mendocino Area.

The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health .Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in this country.

How Does the AQI Work?

Think of the AQI as a yardstick that runs from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and the greater the health concern. For example, an AQI value of 50 represents good air quality with little potential to affect public health, while an AQI value over 300 represents hazardous air quality.

An AQI value of 100 generally corresponds to the national air quality standard for the pollutant, which is the level EPA has set to protect public health. AQI values below 100 are generally thought of as satisfactory. When AQI values are above 100, air quality is considered to be unhealthy-at first for certain sensitive groups of people, then for everyone as AQI values get higher.

Visit U.S. EPA's Air Quality Web Site at

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Download this file (aqi_brochure_08-09.pdf)aqi_brochure_08-09.pdfAir Quality Index - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health(PDF, 12pp., 629KB, about PDF) 629 kB924

Read more: Understanding the Air Quality Index


Waterscape International Group is interested expanding the understanding of air quality conditions, trends, environmental impacts, as well as the influence on human and ecosystem health.