We study how environmental factors can harm human health and how to identify, prevent, and control their effects.  Our goal—through researchteaching, and service—is prevention and protection.

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  • A national survey finds doctors reluctant to counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards. Sheela Sathyanarayana--who is quoted--published suggestions for doctors on the subject in 2012. In the News
    Huffington Post | June 25, 2014
  • Research suggests Seattle was on the right track when it laid out a network of parks. Now we need to expand public access, writes Dean Howard Frumkin. In the News
    Crosscut | June 20, 2014
  • Marcie Sillman speaks with William Daniell about Washington's fish consumption rate — a little number that has a big impact. In the News
    KUOW | June 19, 2014