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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2020

Liam O’Fallon at microphone

Turning research into real-world benefits, one community at a time

The NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health celebrated 10 years of using science to improve lives across the country.

FDA reviews asbestos testing in cosmetics and powders
broken pieces of powders, eye shadows, and blush with coated brushes

Christopher Weis and others discussed updating methods to test talc-containing products for asbestos and similar particles.

Data science dominates council meeting
Rick Woychik, Ph.D.

The big data era calls for creating common vocabularies, recruiting expertise, and serving different uses and users.

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Science symposium to honor Birnbaum
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.

The April 6 event features an international group of researchers and is free to attend in person or watch online.

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Black History Month speaker takes on health care disparities
Oluwadamilola "Lola" Fayanju, M.D.

A Duke University surgeon explained how breast cancer outcomes vary significantly between black and white women.

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NTP board discusses reinventing tox testing, new research topics
Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Focus is on using approaches more relevant to humans when studying chemicals.

The environment influences brain development, experts say
Mamta Behl, Ph.D. speaks at microphone

Experts at a North Carolina State University meeting examined how toxicants may affect brain development.

Oral histories shed light on exposures near Superfund sites
Voices Unheard Arizona's Environmental History

Voices Unheard gathers stories of residents and former workers around Superfund sites in Arizona.

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Communication tools support breast cancer prevention efforts
Kami Silk, Ph.D.

Kami Silk, Ph.D., helps healthcare providers better explain to patients how environmental factors can contribute to the disease.

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Global health career day attracts diverse crowd
Jacob Traverse

Leaders from business, academia, nonprofits, and government shared advice with students and scientists during a Feb. 7 networking event.

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Science and music: a meeting of the minds
John Brown and Kevin Van Sant

A lunch-and-learn event co-sponsored by NIEHS offered insight into how music and the brain interact, and live jazz improvisation.

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