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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.

Research

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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March 2022
Biosensor Applications in Contaminated Estuaries: Implications For Disaster Research Response
Camargo K, Vogelbein MA, Horney JA, Dellapenna TM, Knap AH, Sericano JL, Wade TL, McDonald TJ, Chiu WA, Unger MA
November 2021
Prenatal Exposure to Nonpersistent Chemical Mixtures and Fetal Growth: A Population-based Study
van den Dries MA, Keil AP, Tiemeier H, Pronk A, Spaan S, Santos S, Asimakopoulos AG, Kannan K, Gaillard R, Guxens M, Trasande L, Jaddoe VWV, Ferguson KK
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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