Issue Date: June 6, 2011
Unraveling The Microbiome
Scientists are showing that exposure to chemicals can affect the composition and function of the human microbiome—the microorganisms and their genes living in and on the human body. New research also suggests that a person’s microbiome can influence metabolism and how that person responds to chemical exposures. The findings raise the question: Should microbial effects be considered in future chemical risk assessments? Federal agencies seem to think so, but so far they are unsure what . . .
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