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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Our mission is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.


NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health.

Recently Published Research

September 2022
Mechanism by which T7 bacteriophage protein Gp1.2 inhibits Escherichia coli dGTPase
Klemm BP, Singh D, Smith CE, Hsu AL, Dillard LB, Krahn JM, London RE, Mueller GA, Borgnia MJ, Schaaper RM
August 2022
Unconventional oil and gas development exposure and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case-control study in Pennsylvania
Clark CJ, Johnson NP, Soriano M Jr, Warren JL, Sorrentino KM, Kadan-Lottick NS, Saiers JE, Ma X, Deziel NC
Health & Education

As a publicly-funded institute, NIEHS is committed to conducting the most rigorous research in environmental health sciences, and to communicating the results of this research to the public.

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NIEHS seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health. Our website provides educators, students and scientists access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials.

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.

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