Research

Published: August 13, 2019
Long-term exposure to air pollution—especially ozone pollution—accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a newly published study

Published: August 07, 2019
Adding flame retardants to consumer products was supposed to protect people from harm when manufacturers began the practice in the 1970s.

Published: July 18, 2019
Two 2019 graduates of the UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) won awards this month at a student research competition held by the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs.

Published: July 15, 2019
Washington is on the road to 100 percent clean energy with the passage of a new law championed by Gov. Jay Inslee that sets targets for achieving zero-carbon electricity by 2045. DEOHS Chair Michael Yost

Published: July 15, 2019
  Researcher, lecturer, leader, mentor and global citizen-scientist. DEOHS Professor Elaine Faustman, PhD, is being recognized this week by scientists around the globe for the many roles she has played in advancing the science of toxicology over her nearly 40-year career.

Published: July 10, 2019
Many Washington growers rely on pesticides to ensure a bountiful harvest in a state ranked as the top apple producer in the US. But pesticides sprayed from tractors onto crops can drift into neighboring farmland, risking crop damage and farmworkers' health.

Published: July 01, 2019
Trees are one of our best allies in combating climate change, capturing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and preventing them from accumulating in the atmosphere.

Published: June 28, 2019
  Drinking coffee is linked to all kinds of health benefits, from reducing your risk of heart disease to potentially protecting you from cancer of the uterus and liver.

Published: June 21, 2019
Sverre Vedal, MD, MSc Joined DEOHS 2004 Proudest achievement "The work I’m most proud of as I look back involves people: mentoring students and caring for patients."

Published: June 12, 2019
Child-care providers play an important role in the development and health of about 10 million young children enrolled in early child care centers in the United States. They teach kids how to care for themselves by keeping good hygiene, eating healthfully, moving their bodies and navigating new emotions and social spaces. But what about the well-being of the teachers themselves?