Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health Unraveling the impact of non-genetic factors on our health
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IHEN: Building a network of scientists exploring environmental impacts on our health

IHEN: Building a network of scientists exploring environmental impacts on our health

The International Human Exposome Network (IHEN) is bringing together researchers, policymakers, and independent experts to collaborate on and improve exposome research. This field explores how health is shaped by the combined impact of all the environmental factors people are exposed to throughout their lives.

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Children near Amsterdam airport use inhalers more

Children near Amsterdam airport use inhalers more

The air near large airports is filled with ultrafine particles, and more and more studies show that ultrafine particles are bad for health. Prof. Gerard Hoek was interviewed by the Guardian about his research on the effects of ultrafine particles on the respiratory health of children living near Schiphol Airport.

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How harmful are chemicals? The Dutch Health Council wants more insight into the health effects of exposure

How harmful are chemicals? The Dutch Health Council wants more insight into the health effects of exposure

Jelle Vlaanderen commented in NRC on the advice of the Dutch Health Council to measure people's exposure to chemicals should be measured through blood and urine samples.

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Decoding the exposome

Decoding the exposome

The environment we live in has a dominant impact on our health. It explains an estimated seventy percent of the chronic disease burden. Where we live, what we eat, how much we exercise, the air we breathe and whom we associate with; all of these environmental factors play a role. The combination of these factors over the life course is called the exposome. There is general (scientific) consensus that understanding more about the exposome will help explain the current burden of disease and that it provides entry points for prevention and ...

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