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  • Fighting fires is a dangerous job, and new research on firehouses around Washington state has revealed another hazard — one that lurks on firefighters' boots, their trucks and even their TV remotes. Marilyn Roberts is interviewed on the threat of MRSA. In the News
    KPLU | July 21, 2014
  • Michael Yost named new Chair of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences News Release
    July 16, 2014
  • A new study led by Samantha Serrano and Sheela Sathyanarayana shows that an infant with a typical diet is consuming more phthalates than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe. In the News
    The Washington Post | July 8, 2014