Question of the Day – Friday March 16, 2018

Question– What is the so-called “exposome”?

Answer– The cited reference notes: “The exposome can be defined as the measure of all the exposures of an individual in a lifetime and how those exposures relate to health. An individual’s exposure begins before birth and includes insults from environmental and occupational sources. Understanding how exposures from our environment, diet, lifestyle, etc. interact with our own unique characteristics such as genetics, physiology, and epigenetics impact our health is how the exposome will be articulated.” (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/exposome/; accessed March 2018)