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  • Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine

    Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine Since its establishment in 1966, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has sponsored successful programs to: Describe 11 important categori...

  • Air Pollution

    Air Pollution What is air pollution? Air pollution is the presence of noxious substances in the air that we breathe. National agencies and organizations report the following: Over 100 million tons of...

  • Asthma Triggers

    Asthma Triggers According to the latest information available from the American Lung Association, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning What causes carbon monoxide poisoning? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that can be created whenever a fuel (such as wood, gasoline, coal, natural gas, or k...

  • Current Investigations in Environmental Medicine

    Current Investigations in Environmental Medicine The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently investigating the following: B...

  • Electric and Magnetic Fields

    Electric and Magnetic Fields Electric and magnetic fields and your health: There has been a fear that electric and magnetic fields (EMF) from power lines in residential areas may be linked to cancer ...

  • Environmental Disease Factors

    Environmental Disease Factors Many environmental factors affect our health. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview. Molds in the Environment Air Pollution...

  • Epidemiology

    Epidemiology What is epidemiology? Epidemiology is the study of the occurrence of disease in people, and the application of that information to the control of health problems. Epidemiological studies...

  • Glossary - Environmental Medicine

    Glossary - Environmental Medicine | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [return...

  • Gulf War Syndrome

    Gulf War Syndrome What is Gulf War syndrome? Gulf War syndrome is a widely used term to refer to the unexplained illnesses occurring in veterans of the 1991 Gulf War. What are the symptoms of Gulf Wa...

  • Home Page - Environmental Medicine

    Topic Index Conditions Investigated by Environmental Medicine Programs Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine Programs Epidemiology Current Investigations in Environmental Medicine Environmental D...

  • Lead Poisoning

    Lead Poisoning The danger of lead poisoning: According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, lead poisoning, once a major environmental health hazard, has declined greatly in the past two to t...

  • Molds in the Environment

    Molds in the Environment What is mold? A mold is a microscopic fungus that grows and lives on plant or animal matter or on nonorganic objects. Most molds are made up of filaments and reproduce throug...

  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity

    Multiple Chemical Sensitivity It is known that chemicals cause many human diseases. Some of the chemicals that have been documented to be dangerous to human exposure include: Tobacco smoke--the major...

  • Online Resources - Environmental Medicine

    Online Resources - Environmental Medicine This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional me...

  • Radon

    Radon What is radon? Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and is released into the air we breathe. Radon i...

  • Topic Index - Environmental Medicine

    Topic Index - Environmental Medicine Environmental Medicine Home Conditions Investigated by Environmental Medicine Programs Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine Programs Epidemiology Current Inv...