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  • Zoobiquity traces animal, human health links Nov. 1 News Release
    October 30, 2014
  • The governor of Washington state readies a measure to limit carbon emissions. Dean Howard Frumkin is quoted. In the News
    Crosscut | October 29, 2014
  • Chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and medicines are being detected in surface waters and fish nationwide, and Evan Gallagher and Andrew Yeh, among others, are investigating whether these chemicals are in south Puget Sound and their effects on fish. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | October 15, 2014