Epigenetics: the study of heritable changes in genes caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence.
Fracking: Fracking is the process by which millions of gallons of pressurized water are combined with sand, acids, and chemicals and forced into shale rock deep below the earth’s surface to release natural gas.
Asthma: Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
Pollution: Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into a natural environment that causes instability, disorder, harm or discomfort to the ecosystem.
Community-Based Participartory Research (CBPR): The concept of doing research with a community is what CBPR is all about. CBPR is is a collaborative approach to research. It requires the involvement of the community affected by the issue being studied so that they too can benefit from the researchers’ findings.