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A person bicycles in a protected bike lane marked on the street in Seattle.

Improving road safety in Seattle doesn’t come at a cost to businesses

Seattle’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and injuries is unlikely to hurt business sales, according to new UW research

| Alden Woods

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On the job | Cassady Surfleet

Fast, chaotic, humbling: Protecting workers and the environment in rural Alaska

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The heat is on: How to protect health in extreme heat

DEOHS is collaborating with cross-sector partners to prepare for a hotter future in the Pacific Northwest

A man in a plaid shirt stands in a classroom helping a person adjust the respirator he is trying on.

Helping workers get home safely

DEOHS Associate Teaching Professor Richard Gleason retires after a 26-year UW career focused on workplace health and safety in the Pacific Northwest

A woman with long hair and a striped shirt smiles while standing near a body of water.

How relocating coastal communities affects health

DEOHS alumna Isabel Nerenberg (MS '23) studies the health impacts of planned relocation on coastal communities

Thomas Burbacher stands smiling in front of a wall of wood blocks inscribed with public health concepts.

Protecting children’s brains from toxic chemicals

DEOHS Professor Thomas Burbacher retires after 32 years as a DEOHS faculty member

A woman inside a car leans over and touches an air pollution monitoring system inside the car.

Ultrafine air pollution reflects Seattle’s redlining history

Seattle neighborhoods with more low-income and Black residents have most ultrafine pollutants in the air, new UW study finds



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