The mission of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) is to study the biological effect of environmental agents, individually and in combination, with specific emphasis on how such exposures affect human health and the health of our ecosystem. Such studies help us understand and predict how exposure to environmental agents affects human health and the dynamic relationship we have with other living things. Three fundamental components influence the physiological effects of environmental exposures: the nature of the exposure, the duration of that exposure, and how well the exposed organism is equipped to deal with the exposure—i.e., the organism’s genetic susceptibility.
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