National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
111 Alexander Drive
P.O. Box 12233
Research Triangle Park
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The NIEHS mission is to reduce the burden of human illness and dysfunction from environmental causes by understanding how environmental factors, individual susceptibility, and age interact and affect human health and disease. NIEHS achieves its mission through multidisciplinary biomedical research programs, prevention and intervention efforts, and communication strategies that encompass training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. NIEHS is also the home of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NTP coordinates toxicological testing programs to strengthen the science toxicology base; develop and validate improved testing methods; and provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies, scientific and medical communities, and the public.
Last Updated 11-13-01
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences