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Cigarette Smoke cigarette smoke  health  research  science  environment  smoking  secondhand smoke  toxic chemicals  allergies 

Cigarette smoke contains a number of toxic chemicals and irritants. People with allergies may be more sensitive to cigarette smoke than others and research studies indicate that smoking may aggravate allergies.

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Initiatives health  research  science  environment  bisphenol a  bpa  polycarbonate  food containers  plastic  bottles 

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.

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Agricultural Health chemicals  health  research  science  environment  families  farmers  agricultural  pesticides  farms 

Agricultural health is the study of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic factors on the health of farmers, farm families, pesticide applicators, and others who work with and are exposed to agricultural chemicals.

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Cell Phones health  research  science  environment  radiation  cellular  cell phones  telecommunications  Telephone  mobile phone 

Personal (cellular) telecommunications is a rapidly evolving technology that uses radio frequency energy or radiation for mobile communication.

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Asthma health  research  science  asthma  environment  lung  inhaler  inflammatory disease  breathing  breath  airway 

Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lung. This inflammatory process can occur along the entire airway from the nose to the lung.

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Dioxins health effects  cancer  health  research  science  food  milk  environment  miscarriage  dioxins  pcb  superfund  Agent Orange  TCDD  emissions  industrial  PCBs  fish  butter  persistent organic pollutants 

Dioxins are mainly byproducts of industrial practices. They are produced through a variety of incineration processes, including improper municipal waste incineration and burning of trash, and can be released into the air during natural processes, such as forest fires and volcanoes.

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Gene-Environment Interaction health  research  science  environment  DNA  genetics  gene  environmental agents  understanding science  basic research 

Nearly all diseases result from a complex interaction between an individual’s genetic make-up and the environmental agents that he or she is exposed to.

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Hazardous Material/Waste health  research  science  environment  hazardous waste  hazardous material  superfund 

Hazardous wastes are discarded materials with properties that make them potentially harmful to human health or the environment.

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Lupus health  research  science  environment  immune system  lupus  chronic disease  autoimmune diseases 

Lupus is a chronic disease that causes the immune system to attack the body’s own tissues and organs, resulting in inflammation of the skin, joints, blood, and kidneys.

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Radon cancer  health  research  science  environment  radon  Lung cancer  radioactive  environmental agents  gas  basement  uranium  thorium 

Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium found in nearly all soils.

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Occupational Health health  research  science  environment  workers  population research  workplace hazards  jobs 

Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment.

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Reproductive Health health  research  science  pregnancy  environment  disorders  birth  miscarriage  reproductive health  ovaries  infertlity  infertile  uterus  PCOS 

Reproductive health refers to the diseases, disorders and conditions that affect the functioning of the male and female reproductive systems during all stages of life.

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Ozone health  research  science  environment  air  environmental agents  ozone  breathing  breath 

Ozone is a highly reactive form of oxygen.

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Pesticides health  research  science  food  environment  workers  environmental agents  pesticides  occupational exposures  insects  farm  jobs  weeds 

A pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that are considered to be pests.

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Mold health  research  science  asthma  molds  environment  house  home  environmental agents  breathing  breath 

Molds are microscopic organisms that play an important role in the breakdown of plant and animal matter.

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