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Air pollution and high blood pressure in children

Prenatal exposure to air pollution is associated with high blood pressure in early childhood—but good maternal nutrition may offer protection, according to a new study from UW School of Public Health researchers and partners

May 4, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

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Protecting Washington workers in the pandemic

DEOHS environmental health major responds to workers' concerns about COVID-19 and more while interning with Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

3 people wearing face masks stand next to weather monitoring equipment inside a chain-link fence.

Heat, fire, smoke and health in Washington’s ag industry

DEOHS researchers investigate the combined health effects of wildfire smoke and heat on Washington’s agricultural workforce and test strategies to protect workers and crops

Two cars driving on otherwise empty Interstate 5 going over Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state, with roadside sign reading "STAYING HOME IS SAVING LIVES. KEEP IT UP WA!"

Measuring the pandemic’s impact on air pollution

Harmful air pollution dropped in Seattle after the COVID-19 shutdown, DEOHS-led team shows

Cars drive along highway I-5 in Seattle with the houses and buildings of Beacon Hill in the background.

Dementia in the air?

DEOHS Professor Joel Kaufman and collaborators explore how air pollution and noise may threaten our thinking

A fruit and vegetable stand at Pike Place Market with purveyors in background.

Trimming food waste

To help consumers waste less food, the whole food system needs to pitch in

Portrait of Tyler Nicholas in front of Bluebird Ice Cream in Seattle.

Toxicology for health

For this DEOHS alum, a PhD in toxicology brought a public health lens and lifelong friends



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