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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  • A new study led by Samantha Serrano and Sheela Sathyanarayana shows that an infant with a typical diet is consuming more phthalates than the Environmental Protection Agency considers safe. In the News
    The Washington Post | July 8, 2014
  • Tesoro refinery fights government accusations that it willfully put its workers in harm's way. Richard Gleason comments on industrial accidents and workplace-safety violations. In the News
    http://kuow.org/post/four-years-after-deadly-blast-tesoro-mostly-unscathed | July 6, 2014
  • A national survey finds doctors reluctant to counseling pregnant patients about environmental health hazards. Sheela Sathyanarayana--who is quoted--published suggestions for doctors on the subject in 2012. In the News
    Huffington Post | June 25, 2014