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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  • Chemicals in shampoo, toothpaste and medicines are being detected in surface waters and fish nationwide, and Evan Gallagher and Andrew Yeh, among others, are investigating whether these chemicals are in south Puget Sound and their effects on fish. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | October 15, 2014
  • The danger of overdoses from prescription pain medication led Gary Franklin to help develop guidelines for prescribers. In the News
    UW Health Sciences NewsBeat | October 10, 2014
  • Bill Daniell and Tao Sheng Kwan-Gett call for round-table forum to address opportunities in the Duwamish Valley that will promote community and economic health, with benefits for the rest of the city and broader region. In the News
    The Seattle Times | October 10, 2014