U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.

This website may not display properly with Internet Explorer. For the best experience, please use a more recent browser such as the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you.

Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2017

Christine Flowers

Climate change resources on the NIEHS website

NIEHS Communications Director Christine Bruske Flowers points to the many climate change resources on the institute website.

Pregnant moms' response to arsenic linked to sex of fetus
Elizabeth Martin

How a pregnant woman metabolizes arsenic may be affected by the sex of her fetus, and a male child may face more adverse health effects.

Spero Manson explores power of place in Native health
Spero Manson

Medical anthropologist Spero Manson drew on his research to describe how place can shape Native Americans’ identities and health.

NIEHS trainee Sara Andres transitions to academia
Sara Andres

The McMaster University assistant professor will use her expertise in DNA repair to study antibiotic resistance in bacteria.

International meeting highlights NTP efforts to replace animal tests
Warren Casey and Nicole Kleinstreuer

National Toxicology Program staff highlighted progress at the 10th World Congress on Alternatives to Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

At 10 years, Tox21 continues driving toxicity testing forward
Tox21 logo

The Tox21 program marks a 10-year track record of developing cutting-edge technology to better assess chemical toxicity in humans.

St. Lawrence Island welcomes full-time health clinics
Map of St. Lawrence Island

Thanks to new full-time health clinics, residents of a remote island in the Bering Sea now have health care much closer to home.

Mark Miller achieves rank of commander
Keens, Miller, and Birnbaum

NIEHS Chief of Staff Mark Miller, Ph.D., was promoted to commander in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

New NTP website getting rave reviews
Beth Bowden

The newly redesigned site will help the National Toxicology Program better communicate with scientists and the public.

Systematic review symposium explores powerful tool
Andrew Rooney, Ph.D. acting director of NTP Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT)

At an interdisciplinary meeting on the quickly developing field of systematic review, scientists from across the globe shared new methods.

NIEHS–WHO Collaborating Centre sets new course for next four years
Linda Birnbaum

The NIEHS–World Health Organization Collaborating Center established new initiatives for its next four years.

NIEHS closes food drive with strong showing
Brace and Wilder

Families in the NIEHS area received nearly 2,800 pounds of food and other items, thanks to the institute’s Feds Feed Families collection.


NIEHS Public Calendar
Back To Top