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New Study Finds Ocean Pollution a Threat to Human Health
Ocean pollution is widespread, worsening, and poses a clear and present danger to human health and well-being, according to a new study funded in part by NIEHS.

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Agrochemical Pollution and Its Effects on Schistosomiasis Transmission
A new article in Lancet Planetary Health considers how agrochemical pollution, exacerbated by agricultural intensification, impacts the transmission of schistosomiasis – a widespread parasitic disease of poverty.

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Winners of the December 2020 Indian E-conference Scholars’ Competition
Shivam Kapoor, M.D.S., and Debanjana Moitra, B.D.S., were named winners of the Scholars’ Competition, the educational component of the NIEHS-cosponsored December 2020 e-conference on Environmental Determinants of Infectious Diseases in India. They will present their posters on a future NIEHS webinar.

Earthrise Poem by Amanda Gorman
American Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman performed her poem ‘Earthrise’ during the 24 hours of Reality event, using her uplifting prose to address climate change.

NIEHS Continues to Expand GEH Efforts on Brain Development Research
A new NIEHS-funded project on air pollution and brain development builds on years of collaboration across NIH and international partners in Africa.

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Grants of interest to GEH researchers

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