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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  • Driving a truck long hours can take a toll on the body. Cab seats being developed better address driver health and comfort concerns. Peter Johnson is quoted. In the News
    Transport Topics | August 12, 2016
  • EPA Grant to Help UW Develop Low-Cost Sensors for Wood Smoke in Rural WA News Release
    August 10, 2016
  • Researchers are a step closer to answering an important question about the health risks of climate change: Are people acclimatizing to higher global temperatures? A new study suggests that people can adapt to gradual increases in average global temperatures, though whether that adaptability can be sustained with the advance of climate change is yet unanswered. In the News
    ASPPH | August 4, 2016