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  • Air pollution plays a role in the development of heart disease and in triggering cardiac events. Joel Kaufman talks about the latest research and offers tips to reduce risk. In the News
    NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health | September 30, 2015
  • A pervasive cloud of dust is just the latest health hazard to threaten the residents of the largely industrial neighborhood, Seattle Weekly writes. Research from the UW and Puget Sound Sage is cited. In the News
    Seattle Weekly | September 29, 2015
  • An asthmatic sea otter at the Seattle Aquarium illustrates the 'One Health' connection between animals, humans and the environment, says Associate Professor Peter Rabinowitz. In the News
    KING 5 | September 16, 2015