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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  • Dean Howard Frumkin comments on the health effects of heat after a report ranks Louisville among the top 10 U.S. cities with a serious urban heat island effect. In the News
    WFLP Louisville | August 20, 2014
  • Researchers across the US and around the world are using nanotech methods to create new and better products, including those that treat disease. Terrance Kavanagh and studies in the UW Nanotoxicology Center on the impacts of nanotechnology on human health are mentioned. In the News
    Alaska Airlines Magazine | August 1, 2014
  • New tools for polio surveillance could aid eradication efforts News Release
    July 29, 2014