Health & Safety Matters: The DEOHS blog

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Alexandria Vingino standing in front of a lake and mountain, with a cloth face mask in hand.

Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

August 7, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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A woman smiles while bottle-feeding two white lambs.

Safety for swine workers

A DEOHS graduate student connects with a recent alumna to identify risks to pork industry workers and how to prevent them

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A mannequin on an operating table with a black air monitoring sensor on its chest.

Can the coronavirus spread in hospital air?

Using state-of-the-art sensors, DEOHS researchers team up with UW colleagues to track aerosols in a hospital environment

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Woman with surgical mask and gloves on sits at a conference table with papers, sanitizer, wipes and N95 masks.

Reusing N95 masks safely

Two DEOHS graduate students are part of a UW team testing how many times N95 masks can be disinfected and reused for health care

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Wildfire smoke with mountains in the background and evergreens in the foreground.

Facing wildfire smoke amid COVID-19

Communities need connection to weather wildfire smoke and climate change, but the pandemic is making it harder to come together

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A group of people paddle Native boats on a river past a shipping terminal.

The Duwamish, Seattle’s hometown river

New book by DEOHS staff member BJ Cummings traces the river’s history, transformation and influence on Seattle

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Boosting economic recovery from the pandemic

Three DEOHS teams receive new funding from the UW Population Health Initiative for economic recovery research

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