In the News Archive

2017

More than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air every year that is generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere. Some of those deaths are a result of air pollution that has blown across national borders. Howard Frumkin is quoted.

The Seattle Times | March 29, 2017
Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad

A new partnership with Boeing aims to bolster the School’s academic programs and improve the company’s talent pipeline.

March 24, 2017
Formal Bond with Boeing to Boost Talent Pipeline

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