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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News

  • 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
  • Transition to low-carbon lifestyle won't be as painful as we think, but action is needed now, says Dean Howard Frumkin. In the News
    HSNewsBeat | April 3, 2014