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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2020

Frederick Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Autoimmunity may be rising in the United States

NIEHS scientists say their findings could lead to a better understanding of what causes related diseases, and how to prevent them.

Dale Sandler, Ph.D.
Oil spill workers regain lung function

Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new findings show that lung impacts among cleanup workers resolved over time.

grilled fish fillet with vegetables in the background
Moderate fish intake by moms linked to health benefits for kids

NIEHS grantees linked children’s healthier metabolic profiles to levels of inflammation biomarkers in maternal and cord blood.

Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.
Preeclampsia may harm children’s brain development

The condition, which increases mothers’ blood pressure in pregnancy, could put children at risk of epilepsy and intellectual disability.

Alexandra White, Ph.D.
Mixtures researchers have new tool for health effects studies

This advance is part of the NIEHS focus on statistical methods to assess how real-world exposures to chemical mixture affect human health.

Bruce Hammock, Ph.D.
Enzyme may play key role in obesity-related leaky gut

Bruce Hammock and colleagues report that inhibiting an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase improved intestinal function in obese mice.


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