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Environmental chemicals, the human microbiome, and health risk : a research strategy

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (U.S.). Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiome,
Publisher: Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2018]
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"A great number of diverse microorganisms inhabit the human body and are collectively referred to as the human microbiome. Until recently, the role of the human microbiome in maintaining human health was not fully appreciated. Today, however, research is beginning to elucidate associations between perturbations in the human microbiome and human disease and the factors that might be responsible for the perturbations.  Read more...
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiome.
Environmental chemicals, the human microbiome, and health risk.
Washington, DC : the National Academies Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1022791302
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (U.S.). Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiome,
ISBN: 9780309468695 0309468698 9780309468701 0309468701
OCLC Number: 1021809480
Description: xii, 109 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Microbiome variation --
Characterizing interactions between the human microbiome and environmental chemicals --
Current methods for studying the human microbiome --
Risk assessment: incorporating chemical-microbiome interactions --
Research strategy.
Responsibility: Committee on Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiome, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, a consensus study report of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

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"A great number of diverse microorganisms inhabit the human body and are collectively referred to as the human microbiome. Until recently, the role of the human microbiome in maintaining human health was not fully appreciated. Today, however, research is beginning to elucidate associations between perturbations in the human microbiome and human disease and the factors that might be responsible for the perturbations. Studies have indicated that the human microbiome could be affected by environmental chemicals or could modulate exposure to environmental chemicals. Environmental Chemicals, the Human Microbiome, and Health Risk presents a research strategy to improve our understanding of the interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiome and the implications of those interactions for human health risk. This report identifies barriers to such research and opportunities for collaboration, highlights key aspects of the human microbiome and its relation to health, describes potential interactions between environmental chemicals and the human microbiome, reviews the risk-assessment framework and reasons for incorporating chemical-microbiome interactions"--Publisher's description.

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