Health & Safety Matters: The DEOHS blog

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A man in a purple T-shirt sits on a bench in front of bushes.

Uncovering a passion for public health

A desire to help others sets DEOHS scholarship winner Jovanny Rodriguez on a path to a public health career

June 10, 2021 | Jolayne Houtz

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Gombart standing in a hole surrounded by rocks and soil, holding out a ball of soil in his extended right hand.

Safe water for all

DEOHS environmental health major gets down in the dirt for public health

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A wilting sunflower surrounded by dried out plants.

A hotter future could be deadly for many

US deaths due to heat exposure may markedly increase in a warming climate, according to research from DEOHS and collaborators

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Alexandria Vingino standing in front of a lake and mountain, with a cloth face mask in hand.

Why are there drug-resistant bacteria in seal poop?

MPH student Alexandria Vingino and collaborators find antibiotic-resistant E. coli in the waste of some marine mammals around Puget Sound

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A woman smiles while bottle-feeding two white lambs.

Safety for swine workers

A DEOHS graduate student connects with a recent alumna to identify risks to pork industry workers and how to prevent them

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A mannequin on an operating table with a black air monitoring sensor on its chest.

Can the coronavirus spread in hospital air?

Using state-of-the-art sensors, DEOHS researchers team up with UW colleagues to track aerosols in a hospital environment

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Woman with surgical mask and gloves on sits at a conference table with papers, sanitizer, wipes and N95 masks.

Reusing N95 masks safely

Two DEOHS graduate students are part of a UW team testing how many times N95 masks can be disinfected and reused for health care

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