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EDGE members host a successful workshop on the Kenya Healthy Home Healthy Brain Project

EDGE members Catherine Karr and Edmund Seto hosted a successful workshop in Nairobi for the Kenya Healthy Homes Healthy Brains Project.

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Close-up of the metal cadmium, shown as two irregular bluish-silver shapes on a white background.

Cadmium exposure and Alzheimer's risk

New evidence links cadmium exposure to key Alzheimer’s gene and accelerated cognitive decline

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Mapping jet pollution at Sea-Tac Airport

Communities around Sea-Tac Airport are exposed to a unique mix of air pollution associated with aircraft, new UW study finds

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Dr. Ray Monnat elected as 2019 AAAS Fellow

EDGE Member Dr. Ray Monnat was recently elected as a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Sharing the science on vaping

With new grant funding, DEOHS research center will develop hands-on lessons for youth about the health risks of e-cigarette use

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A group of Swinomish Tribe members paddles a traditional canoe near a shoreline.

Tribes prepare for climate change

EDGE researcher, Nicole Errett, is participating in a new research project led by the Swinomish Tribe that identifies health strategies informed by indigenous values to adapt to a warming planet

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Six people smiling and kneeling on a brick walkway that is part of the Great Wall of China.

Collaborating on clean air research

UW faculty find new opportunities for partnership with Chinese researchers on air pollution and environmental health

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Group shot of workshop participants

EDGE members host a successful workshop on the Kenya Healthy Home Healthy Brain Project

EDGE members Catherine Karr and Edmund Seto hosted a successful workshop in Nairobi for the Kenya Healthy Homes Healthy Brains Project.

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Air pollution and emphysema

Air pollution can accelerate lung disease by as much as a pack a day of cigarettes, according to new research led by EDGE Deputy Director, Joel Kaufman.

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Flame retardants and diabetes

New research led by EDGE member Julia Cui probes how chemical exposures may boost diabetes risk via gut microbes

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Global impact

DEOHS Professor Elaine Faustman wins international and state recognition for her contributions to toxicology 

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Wind turbines stretch across a hill in Eastern Washington. Photo: Jolayne Houtz.

Mapping environmental inequality

A new state law will draw on research by DEOHS and our partners to pinpoint communities most at risk from pollution and climate change

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A woman in a coffee shop steams milk while preparing a coffee beverage.

Lung health in coffee workers

New DEOHS research investigates whether a disease known as “popcorn lung” poses a threat to baristas and other coffee industry workers

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