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Our most-read stories of 2019

From “popcorn lung” to mapping environmental health risks: a look back at our top stories from Health & Safety Matters, the DEOHS blog

December 13, 2019 | Jolayne Houtz

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DEOHS Professor Peter Johnson, founder of UW ErgoLab, to retire after 18 years

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US foreign policy could halt today’s major killers, prevent tomorrow’s outbreaks

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The lifelong health impacts of business as usual

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