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Map of Seattle showing by zip code which areas are most vulnerable to COVID-19

Mapping vaccine access

New mapping tool developed by DEOHS helps City of Seattle prioritize equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination

February 22, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

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Cadmium exposure and COVID-19

New research finds high levels of cadmium from smoking and certain foods are linked to more severe flu, pneumonia—and potentially, COVID-19

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Our most-read stories of 2020

From COVID-19 to wildfire smoke: counting down our top stories from Health & Safety Matters, the DEOHS blog

Foundry workers operating heavy machinery

Field trips get a pandemic makeover

A UW instructor reinvents his class, combining ingenuity with virtual reality to let his students experience site visits to industrial workplaces

Person in parking lot loading a bag of rolls into the back of a car filled with boxes and bags of food, including a box of Washington apples.

Going hungry in the pandemic

Many in Washington state don’t have enough to eat, according to DEOHS researchers and partners surveying food access

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New gift will create modern lab and research spaces

Omenn-Darling 50th anniversary gift to DEOHS and the UW School of Public Health will transform environmental health research


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Co-creating COVID-19 messages for farmworkers

Funding from the UW Population Health Initiative jump-started efforts by DEOHS and our partners, working side-by-side with farmworkers, to create tailored safety messages



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