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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2018

celia chen
NIEHS-funded papers inform efforts to reduce mercury pollution

Four new papers describe the latest science on mercury in the environment and inform activities under a global treaty on mercury.

plastic water bottles
NTP releases first CLARITY-BPA report, more to come

The National Toxicology Program released a draft report from part of a study on health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA.

Deyu Li
Five faculty receive ONES awards for environmental health research

Five recipients of the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Awards will conduct innovative research on exposures and human disease.

Rob Smart
Epigenetics — leading edge in environmental health

Connections among epigenetics, the environment, and human health took center stage at a symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Linda Birnbaum
Birnbaum inspires at Triangle Global Health Career Day

Birnbaum brought an environmental lens to global health during the Triangle Global Health Career Day Feb. 16 at Duke University.

Chandra Jackson
NIEHS epidemiologist Jackson wins Bench-to-Bedside grant

NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., won a Bench-to-Bedside grant to study links between multiple metabolites and type 2 diabetes.

Rebecca Fry
Experts agree that flame retardant ingredient may be carcinogenic

A peer review panel unanimously agreed with the NTP conclusion that antimony trioxide is reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen.

Flint Street
Chlorine levels help detect risk for disease outbreak

Scientists studying the Flint water crisis reported a link between the risk for Legionnaires’ disease and decreased levels of chlorine.

Lee Langer
Fellows compete in third annual Big Picture, Small Talk challenge

Eleven postdocs took part in the third annual plain language competition Feb. 21, with three named as winners.

Chris Weis
Federal agencies exchange PFAS updates

Sixteen federal agencies shared research findings and data gaps on chemicals known as PFAS, paving the way for future information exchanges.

Andrew Feinberg
Council meeting features visionary science

Visionary science featured throughout the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting Feb. 12.

Maureen Lichtveld
Lichtveld discusses enterprise evaluation

Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., from Tulane University, presented an approach to evaluating complex environmental and public health efforts.

Sherilynn Black
Diversity Speaker Series launches with Duke’s Sherilynn Black

Sherilynn Black, Ph.D., from Duke University, launched the new NIEHS Diversity Speakers Series with a Feb. 16 seminar.

Matt Longley
Innovative technologies shed light on mitochondrial DNA replication

Single molecule imaging of mitochondrial DNA suggest how deletions might occur, according to research by NIEHS scientist Matt Longley.


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