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Mosses D. Wrinkling
Sun, 02 Apr 2006 10:09:08 -0400
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According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), human health and human disease result from three interactive elements:
environmental factors individual susceptibility age
Environmental medicine is the healthcare specialty concerned with human illnesses or dysfunctions that result from environmental factors.
Environmental medicine specialists participate in a wide range of activities in their quest for answers regarding how the environment affects our health.
For example, among many other topics, the NIEHS is currently studying:
cancers, breast and testicular
birth and developmental defects
ways to replace animals as subjects in research
Environmental medicine departments or programs are found in large medical centers throughout the United States.
Some of the many services they offer include:
local, state, or national disease-prevention programs
epidemiological studies and research
distribution of standards, guidelines, and recommendations
partnering with other organizations, such as health departments and environmental agencies, to help prevent environmental disease
- Pharmaceutical revolution,
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