We study how environmental and workplace factors can affect human health and how to identify and prevent these exposures and adverse outcomes. Our goal—through research, teaching, and service—is to protect human health by reducing harmful exposures and promoting those activities with positive benefits.

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  • UW event on April 29, 2015 to honor workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington State News Release
    April 20, 2015
  • Dean Howard Frumkin's professional mission is "healthier places for people." He also studies the effect of the natural world on humans – that is, as a strategy to promote health. In the News
    Penn Medicine | April 9, 2015
  • Studies show that people believe organic foods — just by the nature of being organic — are healthier all around. The problem is: sometimes they're not. Recent UW research led by former PhD student Cynthia Curl is cited. In the News
    Yahoo! News | April 9, 2015