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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.

BP Spill Workers Seek Care as Health Study Progresses

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A multi-million-dollar study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, gauging impacts of the BP spill on cleanup workers, has so far enrolled 5,500 individuals -- mostly from Gulf states.

Toxic Chemical Reform Collapses As Industry Flexes Its Muscles

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Fire retardants in baby blankets, nano-particles in cosmetics, plastics in water bottles and anti-bacterial agents in soaps. Experts call these and ...