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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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Green cleaning on the menu

New project led by DEOHS and funded by UW’s EarthLab promotes green cleaning in food trucks to protect workers and the environment

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Pollution, climate change and the Global Burden of Disease

GBD study could benefit from more environmental health and climate change estimates, says new commentary by DEOHS and our partners

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The bacteria in your shower

Showerheads can harbor bacteria related to tuberculosis that can cause a rare, serious pulmonary disease, according to new DEOHS research

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Improving animal worker safety

DEOHS team introduces a One Health approach in Mongolia, where herding livestock remains a way of life

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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 voice for farmworkers

DEOHS staff member Maria Blancas wins prestigious environmental prize for her advocacy work with immigrant farmworkers

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