air pollution

Experts in Wood Smoke and Health Impacts Invited to New Zealand to Design Study

New Zealand’s smaller communities face increased pollution in winter months from wood-burning stoves. A faculty member from our department was among the experts invited to help design a large-scale research study alongside an intervention program in the country.

Pesticides Highest Outside Washington Farmworkers’ Homes, Near Fields

Farmworking families have long been concerned by pesticides used in nearby fields. A new study—the first to use a long-term, more inexpensive sampler—confirms that two of the most commonly used pesticides are present inside and outside of rural homes.

Air Pollution and Alzheimer's Research: The Ins and Outs

With a new NIH grant, UW Alzheimer disease researchers and epidemiologists have combined forces to identify the effects of air pollution on memory and dementia risk. They will leverage 30 years of data from a "living learning laboratory of aging" at the UW.

10-Year Study Shows How Air Pollution Fosters Heart Disease

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. Now, direct evidence from a 10-year epidemiological study shows that air pollution — even at levels below regulatory standards — accelerates the progression of atherosclerosis that can cause heart attacks.

PhD Student Receives American Heart Association Fellowship

Kristen Cosselman received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to support her research investigating the acute effects of diesel air pollution on cardiovascular health.

Reducing School Bus Pollution Improves Children’s Health

Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses that 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.

Scientist Investigates Psychosocial Stressors, Air Pollution, and Health

Do people who live in neighborhoods with more crime and have more exposure to air pollution also have worse health? Anjum Hajat aims to find out.

Air Pollution: A Concern for Farm Kids, Too

Very little research exists about the health impacts of air pollution on communities around industrial-scale farming operations. Catherine Karr hopes to change that. She is investigating air pollution in the Yakima Valley and how it may affect children who suffer from asthma.

Faculty Focus: Edmund Seto

In the increasingly specialized field of exposure assessment, our new associate professor’s body of work stands out. All of Edmund Seto’s research areas have one thing in common—technology.
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