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1-Bromopropane is a colorless to pale-yellow liquid used as a solvent in many commercial industries. It is volatile and has a strong characteristic odor. 1-Bromopropane is also called n-propyl bromide.
Agricultural Health Study
Farmers have a higher risk for developing some cancers, including prostate cancer. Gloves Matter! Use of chemically resistant gloves can reduce pesticide exposure 50-80%.
A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change (Full Report)
A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change (Summary)
Aristolochic acids are a family of acids found naturally in the plants Aristolochia and Asarum, which grow throughout the United States and worldwide.
Asbestos: Worker and Employer Guide to Hazards and Recommended Controls
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil. Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance, asbestos has been used in many materials produced for building or home construction, particularly if they were manufactured prior to 1980, such as shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, and attic and pipe insulation. If these materials are broken, crushed, or disturbed, the asbestos fibers may be released into the air and become a health hazard. High exposures to asbestos may occur during demolition and rebuilding.
Asthma and Its Environmental Triggers
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung. This inflammatory process can occur along the entire airway from the nose to the lung. Once the airway becomes swollen and inflamed, it becomes narrower, and less air gets through to the lung tissue. This causes symptoms like wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing. During an asthma attack, the muscles around the airways tighten up and the asthma symptoms become even worse than usual.
Autism and the Environment
Bisphenol A (BPA)
Breast Cancer Risk and Environmental Factors
Cancer and the Environment
Given that about 12 percent of cancers worldwide are linked to viruses, and there are no vaccines available for any of these five viruses, prevention is critical for reducing potential cancer risks.
Career Development Awards from NIEHS
Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies
Certain Glass Wool Fibers (Inhalable)
Children’s Health – Why the Environment Matters
Climate Change and Human Health
Clinical Research Unit: Translating Research from Bench to Bedside
Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds That Release Cobalt Ions In Vivo
Electric and Magnetic Fields Associated with the Use of Electric Power: Questions and Answers (English)
Electric and Magnetic Fields Associated with the Use of Electric Power: Questions and Answers (Spanish)
Environmental Diseases From A to Z (English)
Environmental Diseases From A to Z (Spanish)
Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma - Guidelines for Health Care Providers (English)
These guidelines are the product of a new Pediatric Asthma Initiative aimed at integrating environmental management of asthma into pediatric health care. This document outlines competencies in environmental health relevant to pediatric asthma that should be mastered by primary health care providers, and outlines the environmental interventions that should be communicated to patients.
Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma - Guidelines for Health Care Providers (Spanish)
Estas guías son el producto de la nueva Iniciativa para el Asma Pediátrica orientada a la integración del manejo ambiental del asma dentro de la atención de salud pediátrica. Este documento es un resumen de las materias en la salud ambiental pertinentes al asma pediátrica que deben ser ampliamente dominadas por los proveedores de salud primaria. El documento también delinea de las intervenciones ambientales que deben ser comunicadas a los pacientes.