We study how environmental and workplace factors can affect human health and how to identify and prevent these exposures and adverse outcomes. Our goal—through research, teaching, and service—is to protect human health by reducing harmful exposures and promoting those activities with positive benefits.

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  • At least 20 people have come down with salmonella infections linked to contact with crested geckos bought at pet stores. Peter Rabinowitz talks about ways to minimize the risk of illness from pets. In the News
    CNN | May 20, 2015
  • Two studies led by Tania Busch Isaksen make clear the dangers of King County's hottest days on vulnerable populations. In the News
    Health Sciences NewsBeat | May 15, 2015
  • In a pilot study, researchers are looking at the overall fitness and health risks faced by gillnet fishermen along Alaska's Copper River, famous for its salmon. In the News
    ASPPH Friday Letter | May 15, 2015