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Air pollution and autism

New DEOHS study shows how exposure to air pollution early in life may lead to autism

February 14, 2019 | Ashlie Chandler

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A champion for worker safety

DEOHS faculty member Stanley Freeman remembered for his contributions to curriculum and workplace safety

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An astronaut model holds kidney-on-a-chip, a device created by a UW team with support from the Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment at DEOHS.

Kidney-on-a-chip goes to space

UW team supported by DEOHS prepares to send its simulated kidney technology to the International Space Station

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New concerns about shellfish toxin

UW study suggests domoic acid may affect maternal and fetal health at levels below government threshold

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Seeing is believing

Pioneering technique developed by DEOHS researchers illustrates pesticide contamination risks

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Supporting tomorrow’s environmental health leaders

DEOHS alumnus invests in students with “fire in their bellies” who share his passion for health and the environment

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