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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

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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

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How relocating coastal communities affects health

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

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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

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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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