Competition for air pollution and health sensors – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Experts say that every disease we have has an environmental connection. Dr. David Balshaw at the NIH adds that everything we meet in the environment likely affects our health somehow.
Balshaw: We've been told that our genes are a critical determinant of our health and as we have learned about more genetic susceptibility, it's become clear that much of that is actually due to the interaction between genetic factors and environmental factors contributing to disease.
Narrator: To learn more about the connection between the environment and health, the NIH and EPA have launched the My Air, My Health competition. For details, visit www.challenge.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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