"If you want to learn about the health of a population, look at the air they breath, the water they drink, and the places where they live."
– Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, in the Fifth Century B.C.
Environmental health science — it sounds complicated, but it’s just studying how our health is changed by things in the environment.
What do we mean by “environment”? The environment is what is all around you. Environment is everything that you touch, eat, and breathe every day.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of the National Institutes of Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.