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A smoke plume rises from a wildfire on a hillside near a group of houses.

Planning for disaster

Disaster researchers gather at the University of Washington this week to consider how to integrate their research into future disaster response

August 5, 2022 | Lauren Stewart, Jolayne Houtz

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A two-part image shows a man in a white lab coat conducting an experiment on a cooking pot in a lab. The second image shows a traditional Afghan pressure cooker.

Lead in imported cookware

New study reveals lead in some imported aluminum cookpots could contribute to lead poisoning in children

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A forest fire on a ridge against a darkened sky next to a river with a bridge crossing.

Keeping forests and people healthy

Consensus approach proposed to protect human health from intentional and wild forest fires

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An EA-18G Growler jet lands at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

New round of Population Health Initiative funding

DEOHS researchers will lead studies on noise pollution, disaster preparedness with new funding from the UW Population Health Initiative

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A group of seven people poses next to each other on a dirt pathway.

Equitable and sustainable food production

New book by DEOHS faculty member explores how the fair-trade movement in coffee and tea production can create just and sustainable supply chains that benefit people and the environment

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Portrait of Inna Antonchuk looking at camera, wearing a gold pendant necklace with the letter V.

Ensuring respiratory health in long-term care

DEOHS MPH student Inna Antonchuk works with Washington State Department of Health to support occupational health nursing outreach for assisted living

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Aerial view of the Duwamish River in Seattle looking north into downtown.

Disaster resilience with an equity focus

DEOHS will partner with two South Seattle communities to help them prepare for future disasters and climate change impacts while addressing environmental injustice

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