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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Address

P.O. Box 12233
MD K3-16
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233

Phone

9195413345

Fax

9195414395

800 Number

8006434794

Email Address

webcenter@niehs.nih.gov

Description

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. The NIEHS traces its roots to 1966, when the U.S. Surgeon General announced the establishment of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences within the NIH. In 1969, the division was elevated to full NIH institute status. Since then, the NIEHS has evolved to its present status as a world leader in environmental health sciences, with an impressive record of important scientific accomplishments and a proud history of institutional achievements and growth.

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