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The Exposome: Understanding the Effect of the Environment on Our Health


The exposome concept implies a shift of perspective in the research of how the environmental hazards affect human health.

Instead of looking at the consequences that each exposure could have in our organism, the exposome poses the study all the exposures to which an individual is subjected from conception to death. The exposome takes into accounts all those elements we are exposed to via our diet, lifestyle and the environment we live and work in, as well as internal biological factors such as metabolism, gut microflora, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

ISGlobal is a pioneer in the study of the human exposome and is currently leading or involved in several research projects.