|National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The missions of NIEHS are as follows: 1. Through the study of evidence-based medicine to prevent or reduce environmental substances harmful to public health; 2. To increase the global competitiveness of research in environmental medicine field by integration of Government and academic resources, establishment of environmental medicine research teams and the development of innovative and novel technologies; 3. Providing research results, advices, and assistances to the Government on important environmental and health issues; 4. Establishment of an environmental toxicology and food safety information platform to enhance public awareness and prevention of environmental toxicology and food safety hazard; 5. Training environmental medical professionals.
In order to effectively achieve our goals, NIEHS is divided into four functional groups including "Occupational Medicine", "Environmental Health Sciences", "Food Safety" and "Toxicology Research". Meanwhile, the "National Environmental Health Research Center" is still remains to promote the tasks requested by the Government, build toxicant database, and communicate with public and so on. In responds to the domestic environmental health and food safety issues, NIEHS is planning an "Office of Public Relations" which would be responsible for public and media communication.