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  • In the Fight to End TB, UW Establishes New Partnership in Bangladesh News Release
    March 23, 2017
  • The community-based study, for “Home Air in Agriculture — Pediatric Intervention,” is aimed at children who live within 400 meters of crop production or dairy operations in the Yakima Valley. Catherine Karr is mentioned. In the News
    Yakima Herald | March 21, 2017
  • Women exposed to certain chemicals in flooring and food packaging early in pregnancy are more likely to have decreased free testosterone—hormones vital for fetal growth, according to a new study. Lead author Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted. In the News
    Environmental Health News | March 9, 2017