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Three people in hard hats work on a hillside with a small fire burning, one spraying water from a hose.

Living with fire

DEOHS and The Nature Conservancy bring health into future West Coast forest management

September 15, 2020 | Deirdre Lockwood

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A sign warning that pesticide spraying is in progress in front of a row of flowers

Reassessing chlorpyrifos and children's health

Data omission in key EPA insecticide study shows need for review of industry-funded research, according to new University of Washington research

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Portrait of Lianne Sheppard

A model of scientific integrity

DEOHS Professor Lianne Sheppard recognized by the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology for her principled approach to science

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Gombart standing in a hole surrounded by rocks and soil, holding out a ball of soil in his extended right hand.

Safe water for all

DEOHS environmental health major gets down in the dirt for public health

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A wilting sunflower surrounded by dried out plants.

A hotter future could be deadly for many

US deaths due to heat exposure may markedly increase in a warming climate, according to research from DEOHS and collaborators

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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

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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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