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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  • UW Event on April 25 honors King County workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses News Release
    April 17, 2014
  • DEOHS team of researchers discovers how battery recycling in a community can lead to lead exposures, creates awareness of preventive measures. In the News
    Health Sciences NewsBeat | April 14, 2014
  • Workers who regularly experience noise levels of 100 decibels or more have double the risk of being hospitalized for a job injury, and for those who have hearing loss, the risk is even greater. Peter Rabinowitz is quoted. In the News
    Reuters | April 3, 2014