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Message from the Director

Message from the Director

photo: Noriyuki Suzuki

Human lifestyle has been changing because of the variety of technology innovations. Human health and sound environment have always been key importance among any technological achievement in the society. Not only the regional but global context of health and environment is getting more focus in recent years. Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research is established by joining past Center for Environmental Risk Research and Center for Environmental Health Sciences, to promote research on health and environmental risk research. It is generally important to understand precisely and manage appropriately the potential risks from environment such as environmental chemicals to human health and environment. The Fourth Medium-and-Long-Term Plan of NIES starts Health and Environmental Safety Research Program as the key research project on the health and environmental safety. Basic research area of Environmental Risk Field and Environmental Health Science Field works with the Project in collaboration with Risk Assessment Science Collaboration Office and Japan Environment and Children's Study Programme Office. The Center will also continue collaboration with relating and international organizations to promote NIES research activity as core research institution of the environmental research in Japan. Needs and tasks of human health and environmental safety will change along with progress of technologies and society. We are going to work to create integrated sciences covering from basic sciences to application technologies, to keep and enhance human health and environmental safety under any progress of future society.

Noriyuki Suzuki
  Director, Center for Health and Environmental Risk Research