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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

October 2023

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NIEHS publishes Climate Change and Human Health Glossary

The new resource seeks to help standardize terminology to support climate change and health research and policy.

Patricia Opresko, Ph.D.
Environmental influences on genomic health explored in Windy City

During the 54th meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society, NIEHS scientists and grantees shared their latest research.

Funding Facts
NIH to fund exposome research coordinating center

New funding opportunity seeks to coordinate study of the exposome, which is the totality of exposures and the body’s response to them.

Chandra Jackson, Ph.D.
Global call to action on sleep health published in The Lancet Public Health

The science of sleep can be leveraged to improve overall health, say international experts, including NIEHS scientist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D.

Members of the 170th meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council took sitting at conference room tables Sept. 12-13
AI, epigenetics hot topics at advisory council meeting

Artificial intelligence can help explore gene-by-environment interactions and manage information-flooding, experts say.

Ana Diez Roux, M.D., Ph.D.
Environmental factors are key contributors to health inequities

To help understand health inequities, look to our neighborhoods, exposures, and policies, says Ana Diez Roux, M.D., Ph.D.

UNC SRP researchers led a recent community report-back meeting in Union County, N.C.
Water contaminants identified, addressed in marginalized communities

Scientists funded by the Superfund Research Program found disparities in drinking water contaminants, including PFAS, and offered solutions.

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Air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence

NIH researchers uncovered link by combining historical air quality data with breast cancer data from large U.S. study.

Suzi Ruhl, J.D., and Sharon Beard
Worker training program highlighted at Brownfields Conference

Importance of life skills, mental health support for workers among topics discussed during training conference roundtable co-led by NIEHS.

Judy Strickland, Ph.D.
Human chemical safety data available for new testing methods

Scientists compiled skin allergy test results for more than 1,000 substances; database to support use of nonanimal chemical safety testing.

Philippe Grandjean, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Scientific Journeys: From the Faroe Islands to PFAS research

Longtime NIEHS grantee Philippe Grandjean, M.D., D.M.Sc., describes what kickstarted his career and where his research is headed.


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