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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.

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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.

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October 2019
A Prospective Analysis of Red and Processed Meat Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Women
Mehta SS, Arroyave WD, Lunn RM, Park YM, Boyd WA, Sandler DP
October 2019
Developmental Toxicity Assessment of Piperonyl Butoxide Exposure Targeting Sonic Hedgehog Signaling and Forebrain and Face Morphogenesis in the Mouse: An In Vitro and In Vivo Study
Everson JL, Sun MR, Fink DM, Heyne GW, Melberg CG, Nelson KF, Doroodchi P, Colopy LJ, Ulschmid CM, Martin AA, McLaughlin MT, Lipinski RJ
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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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