Created in 2000 by the Community Outreach and Education Program (COEP) of The Center for Research on Environmental Disease
, a joint NIEHS center of The University of Texas M.D.
On the other hand, environmental health practitioners long ago showed that we could prevent environmental disease
without completely understanding the cause, the specific toxic agent, genetic polymorphisms, or mechanistic pathways.
Genetics and Genomics of Environmental Disease
Additionally, these data are stimulating ongoing efforts to develop mouse models of potentially functional polymorphisms; explore the common variant/common disease hypothesis; address the ethical, legal, and social implications of the genetics of environmental disease
susceptibility; and develop new tools, views, and strategies to improve the discovery of genetic variations responsible for sensitivity to environmental agents.
Of note has been the growth of the NIEHS intramural program in epidemiology, a necessary component of a broad public health approach to environmental disease
. Also of note has been the continuation and expansion of the tradition of collaboration with government and industry (Olden 1995b).
And instead of thinking of one gene-one protein-one metabolite at a time, environmental disease
can now be evaluated in terms of hundreds or even thousands of molecular targets.
Secondhand smoke and traffic noise tied for second place, each estimated to account for 8% of the environmental disease
burden, while radon accounted for an estimated 7%.
WHO, 2006, Preventing disease through healthy environments - Towards an estimate of the environmental disease
By putting a human face on environmental disease
, she touches readers' hearts as well as their heads, engaging them in a way scientific data on their own cannot.
"For many years, mental illness has been thought of as a social or environmental disease
, and many thought that if affected people just worked through their problems, they could overcome them," said Gage.
Located in Knoxville, the East Regional Office is also responsible for providing guidance within the region in areas of community emergency preparedness, communicable and environmental disease
control, health education and outreach.
The research, conducted on 1,000 adults nationwide by the Ministry of Environment, found that one out of every 10 local households has an environmental disease
such as eczema, hay fever or asthma.