We study how environmental and workplace factors affect human health and how to 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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  • Roundup has revolutionized farming. Now, human health and Bayer’s $66 billion deal for Monsanto depend on an honest appraisal of its safety. Lianne Sheppard is quoted.  In the News
    Bloomberg Business Week | July 14, 2017
  • Potentially harmful chemicals, called phthalates, that were banned from children’s toys a decade ago may still be present in high concentrations in your child’s favorite meal: macaroni and cheese mixes made with powdered cheese. Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted. In the News
    www.nytimes.com | July 13, 2017
  • Seattle Times op-ed by DEOHS alumna Julie Marks: Gutting environmental protections will not ‘make America great’. In the News
    www.seattletimes.com | July 7, 2017