Environmental Health News

Photo of boy wading in water with a fish net.

Claire DesJardins/photos.com

Autumn 2012

Clean Water

  • The Fish We Eat

    Revised fish consumption rate will help set new sediment management and water quality standards

    The amount of fish we eat in Washington has been the subject of debate, especially as the state’s Department of Ecology (Ecology) moves forward with revisions to sediment management and water quality standards. There is a lot at stake, and a number of different groups have been involved in the process, including researchers in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences.

  • Superfund Research Program Reaches 25-Year Milestone

    Our department’s Superfund Research Program, as it is known today, celebrates a quarter century of research on environmental chemicals and remediation practices for hazardous waste sites. During its long history, there have been a number of notable achievements.
  • Training Addresses Hazardous Cleanup on Tribal Land

    The Tribal Hazardous Response Emergency Activation Team is a new collaborative project among our Continuing Education Programs, the Tribal Solid Waste Advisory Network, and Tribes in the Pacific Northwest. It aims to create trained teams who can quickly and safely respond to potentially dangerous spills and accidents on Tribal land in order to minimize damage to the health of people and the environment.
  • SACNAS Annual Conference

    In October, one of the largest gatherings of minority scientists in the country, the Society for Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) was held in Seattle. A panel of scientists from our department presented on community-based projects.
  • CEEH Annual Retreat

    The Annual Retreat for the UW Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health (CEEH) was held on October 26 in Seattle. It brought together a network of investigators working in toxicology, molecular biology, genetics, and environmental epidemiology to share new research.
  • ISES Conference in Seattle

    While Hurricane Sandy unleashed havoc along the eastern seaboard, the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES) annual meeting began on October 28 in Seattle. Central to the conference theme was the important role that exposure science plays in the support and formation of environmental and occupational health policy.
  • People & Places

    News about alumni, faculty, staff, and students from the department.