What NIEHS Does

What NIEHS Does

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of the largest research agencies dedicated to using environmental sciences to understand human disease and to improve human health.

The NIEHS seeks to reduce the human illness that results from natural and human-made environmental exposures — chemicals, metals, radiation and other factors in the air, water, land and construction.

The NIEHS vision is to prevent disease and improve human health by using environmental sciences to understand human biology and human disease.

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