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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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March 2020

broken pieces of powders, eye shadows, and blush with coated brushes
FDA reviews asbestos testing in cosmetics and powders

Christopher Weis and others discussed updating methods to test talc-containing products for asbestos and similar particles.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D.
Data science dominates council meeting

The big data era calls for creating common vocabularies, recruiting expertise, and serving different uses and users.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Science symposium to honor Birnbaum

The April 6 event features an international group of researchers and is free to attend in person or watch online.

Oluwadamilola 'Lola' Fayanju, M.D.
Black History Month speaker takes on health care disparities

A Duke University surgeon explained how breast cancer outcomes vary significantly between black and white women.

Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.
NTP board discusses reinventing tox testing, new research topics

Focus is on using approaches more relevant to humans when studying chemicals.

Mamta Behl, Ph.D. speaks at microphone
The environment influences brain development, experts say

Experts at a North Carolina State University meeting examined how toxicants may affect brain development.

Voices Unheard Arizona's Environmental History
Oral histories shed light on exposures near Superfund sites

Voices Unheard gathers stories of residents and former workers around Superfund sites in Arizona.

Jacob Traverse
Global health career day attracts diverse crowd

Leaders from business, academia, nonprofits, and government shared advice with students and scientists during a Feb. 7 networking event.

Kami Silk, Ph.D.
Communication tools support breast cancer prevention efforts

Kami Silk, Ph.D., helps healthcare providers better explain to patients how environmental factors can contribute to the disease.

John Brown and Kevin Van Sant
Science and music: a meeting of the minds

A lunch-and-learn event co-sponsored by NIEHS offered insight into how music and the brain interact, and live jazz improvisation.


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