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Your Environment. Your Health.

Critical Research

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

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In keeping with the spirit of the Recovery Act, this funding is accelerating research in critical environmental health areas while creating jobs in communities across the country.

 

 Autism or Autism spectrum disorder
Autism or Autism spectrum disorder(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/autism/index.cfm) (ASD) is a group of complex neurodevelopmental syndromes that affects 1% of children, or 1 in 110, in the United States, causing impairments in communication and social interaction.

 

Bisphenol A
Bisphenol A(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/bpa/index.cfm) (BPA) is a controversial and widely used plastics ingredient with potential adverse human health effects.

 

Cancer
Cancer(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/cancer/index.cfm) is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. NIEHS is committed to understanding the connection between genetics and environmental exposures as they relate to cancer development.

 

Children’s Environmental Health
Children’s Environmental Health
(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/childhealth/index.cfm) includes the study of possible environmental causes of children’s illnesses and disorders, such as asthma, neurodevelopment disorders, leukemia, and the development of heart disease.

 

Heart Disease
Heart Disease(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/heartdisease/index.cfm), the leading cause of death in the U.S., may have significant ties to environmental exposures that can be prevented or reduced.
 

 

Engineered Nanomaterial
Engineered Nanomaterials(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/nano/index.cfm) (ENM) have tremendous potential for improving material design in industry, consumer products, and medicine, but also pose potentially negative effects on human health and the environment.

 

Superfund Research
Superfund Research(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/srp/index.cfm) seek solutions to the complex health and environmental issues associated with the nation's hazardous waste sites.

 

Worker Training
Worker Training(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/recovery/critical/workertraining/index.cfm) is important for the prevention of injury, illness, and public exposures from hazardous materials, especially in the underserved, minority and lower wage workforce.

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