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Award-winning students

DEOHS students recognized for their research at the National Environmental Health Association conference

July 18, 2019 | Jolayne Houtz

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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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Global impact

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

A man wearing an air mask drives a tractor through an orchard.

When pesticides drift

DEOHS research will inform WA state efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure

A man stands on a rural hillside picking peppers from plants.

Natural climate solutions

New UW research evaluates conservation strategies to create climate-resilient communities, slow global warming and protect health

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

A group of Chinese pedestrians wear face masks while walking in smog.

Clean air warrior

DEOHS Professor Sverre Vedal is retiring, but that doesn’t mean an end to his public health work