In the News Archive


World TB Day, celebrated each year on March 24 th , is an opportunity to raise awareness about the global burden of tuberculosis (TB). The 2017 World TB Day theme is “Unite to End TB,” and some faculty from the University of Washington (UW) embodied the work by creating a new partnership in Bangladesh.

March 23, 2017
In the Fight to End TB, UW Establishes New Partnership in Bangladesh

The community-based study, for “Home Air in Agriculture — Pediatric Intervention,” is aimed at children who live within 400 meters of crop production or dairy operations in the Yakima Valley. Catherine Karr is mentioned.

Yakima Herald | March 21, 2017
Asthma study hopes 
to improve disease management among Valley children

Heavy rains and a malfunction at the West Point Plant forced King County to dump million of gallons of raw sewage into Puget Sound. Experts say that climate change can continue to bring heavier rainstorms that overwhelm today's wasterwater infrastructure. Scott Meschke is quoted.

KUOW Earth Fix | March 16, 2017
How future superstorms could overwhelm today's wastewater infrastructure

Howard Frumkin discusses the ways research has connected improvements in public health with access to green spaces, parks and recreation.

Seattle Channel | March 10, 2017
Parks, greenspace and human health

Women exposed to certain chemicals in flooring and food packaging early in pregnancy are more likely to have decreased free testosterone—hormones vital for fetal growth, according to a new study. Lead author Sheela Sathyanarayana is quoted.

Environmental Health News | March 9, 2017
Pregnant women’s sex hormones waver with phthalate exposure

Pilots across the country are raising a major safety concern, claiming that the air that flight crews and passengers breathe on board planes could contain toxic fumes. Clement Furlong is quoted.

Charlotte NC TV Channel 9 | March 3, 2017
Toxic air on board passenger jets

Kristie Ebi co-authored a recently published report summarizing the first 25 years of accomplishments by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Established by the Global Research Act of 1990, the USGCRP has provided strategic planning and coordination to 13 participating federal agencies working to advance the science of global environmental change.

ASPPH | March 2, 2017
Accomplishments in global change research

Two NIEHS grantees have received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Catherine Karr was among 102 recipients honored in 2017.

NIEHS Environmental Factor | February 21, 2017
Two NIEHS grantees win prestigious White House awards

Through a partnership with the California Environmental Health Tracking Program, University of Washington, and with funding from the National Institutes of Health, California's Imperial Valley Air Quality Control project installed 40 air quality monitors throughout the valley and set up a website to gather pollution information and community-generated reports. Edmund Seto is quoted.

TruthOut | February 17, 2017
In California's Imperial Valley, residents aren't waiting for government to track pollution

In any shared shower facility, you're going to find the the obvious post-workout body detritus—sweat, skin cells, clumps of hair. A recent survey found 62 percent of people pee in the shower on a regular basis. Some environmental activists encourage this as a way to conserve water and cut down on toilet paper use. But just how gross is it to forego footwear in the locker room? Vice asked Marilyn Roberts.

Vice | February 17, 2017
How gross is going barefoot in a locker room shower?