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Category: Biomonitoring

Are We Getting Enough Vitamins and Nutrients?

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March is National Nutrition Month. To find out if Americans are getting enough nutrients, NCEH’s Division of Laboratory Sciences tested blood and urine samples collected by CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The results may surprise you. CDC’S Second Nutrition Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition found 9 out of 10 people Read More >

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Folic Acid

January 3-9, 2016, is National Folic Acid Awareness Week. This blog post explains the importance of folic acid in the diet of women who may become pregnant and the significance of folic acid research and biomonitoring by NCEH’s Environmental Health Laboratory. A couple of decades ago, about 4,000 babies were born each year with neural Read More >

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How much do you know about Environmental Public Health?

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Can your environment make you sick? What about extreme heat or cold, polluted water, truck exhaust, pesticides, tobacco, or Salmonella? When you think about it, harmful substances anywhere in your environment might affect your health. So what exactly is your environment? Your environment is everything around you — the air you breathe, the water you Read More >

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A Year in Review: 2014

Arizona, BPA, arsenic, Haiti, American Indian/Alaskan Native Tribes, mercury, foodborne illness, Palau, epidemiology, contaminated water. What do these seemingly random items have in common? They all appeared in “Your Health, Your Environment” blog posts about NCEH/ATSDR staff in 2014. Our “Meet the Scientist” and “Voices from the Field” series aim to put a face on Read More >

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Top 10 NCEH/ATSDR “Your Health, Your Environment” Blog Posts of 2014

As this year draws to a close, perhaps you’ve realized you didn’t get a chance to read all of the “Your Health, Your Environment” blog posts. To help get you into full catch-up mode, here are the ten most popular posts of 2014: Staggering Numbers: Do You Know the Disease? Are We Getting Enough Vitamins Read More >

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Coming Out of the Toxic Clouds

May 31, 2014 is World No Tobacco Day. Read about how NCEH’s Tobacco Laboratory measures toxic and addictive substances in tobacco smoke. Work in NCEH’s Tobacco Laboratory helps reduce exposure to secondhand smoke If you saw a cloud of smoke that you knew contained more than 4,000 chemical components, of which at least 250 caused Read More >

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Are We Getting Enough Vitamins and Nutrients?

March is National Nutrition Month. To find out if Americans are getting enough nutrients, NCEH’s Division of Laboratory Sciences tested blood and urine samples collected by CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The results may surprise you. CDC’S Second Nutrition Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition found 9 out of 10 people Read More >

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Coming Out of the Toxic Clouds

 May is National Clean Air Month. NCEH’s Tobacco Lab has provided essential research and data that has contributed to a significant decrease in the levels of secondhand tobacco smoke in nonsmokers. Read about their exciting work below. Work in NCEH’s Tobacco Laboratory Helps Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke If you saw a cloud of smoke Read More >

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Clean Water for All: World Water Day 2013

In 1993, the UN General Assembly declared March 22 as World Water Day. This post recognizes NCEH/ATSDR work to assure clean water. Can you remember a time when you were so thirsty you would have done almost anything for a glass of cool, refreshing water? Now imagine that the only water available to you is Read More >

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Folic Acid

January 6-12, 2013 is National Folic Acid Awareness Week. The following blog post explains the importance of folic acid in the diet of a pregnant woman and her unborn child and the significance of folic acid research and biomonitoring by NCEH’s Environmental Health Laboratory. A couple of decades ago, about 4,000 babies were born each Read More >

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