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Energy and Environment Directorate

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Environmental Biomarkers

Pollution and climate change significantly alter our environment, are causal factors in human disease, and negatively impact our ability to produce affordable energy. Environmental damage, adverse human health, and energy demand create an increasing drain on our economy. To better understand human and ecosystem health as it relates to environmental contaminants, PNNL has developed and demonstrated the Integrated Biomarker Approach (IBA), which identifies biosignatures used as predictive indicators of stress. Resulting information will provide a basis for risk-based environmental health regulatory guidelines. In IBA, diverse molecular data sets are integrated to discover unique biosignatures. Collectively, these biosignatures identify the risk to human and ecosystem health, and predict toxicity of existing and potential new environmental contaminants. We invite you to visit the Environmental Biomarkers website.

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