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Restricting antibiotics for livestock could limit spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in people
February 21, 2023 |View

Heat-related mortality risk is widespread across Washington state, study shows
September 26, 2022 |View

Frequently eating domoic acid–contaminated shellfish can impact your brain
September 13, 2022 |View

UW study strengthens evidence of link between air pollution and child brain development
July 14, 2022 |View

Studies show extent of strain to Washington’s food access and food production systems due to COVID-19
December 14, 2021 |View

Deforestation, climate change linked to more worker deaths and unsafe conditions
November 11, 2021 |View

UW joins USAID’s $125M project to detect emerging viruses with pandemic potential
October 5, 2021 |View

UW study provides rare window into work life of app-based drivers during pandemic
October 2, 2021 |View

Research, education hub on ‘coastal resiliency’ will focus on earthquakes, coastal erosion and climate change
September 7, 2021 |View

Hotter weather is linked to increases in COPD exacerbations
September 3, 2021 |View

Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia
August 5, 2021 |View

100% of breast milk samples tested positive for toxic “forever chemicals”
May 13, 2021 |View

Burning embers: Synthesis of the health risks of climate change
March 30, 2021 |View

New interactive mapping tool can pinpoint pollution hotspots in effort to improve health equity
March 15, 2021 |View

Cadmium, found in cigarettes and some foods, linked to higher death rates in people with flu or pneumonia
December 17, 2020 |View

In the news

Climate change: Allergy season is getting longer, worse
March 21, 2023 | FOX 13 Seattle | Featured: Jeremy J Hess View

EPA proposes limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water
March 21, 2023 | Everyday Health | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

You don’t need to disinfect so much
March 21, 2023 | New York Times | Featured: Diana Ceballos View

‘It’s a very difficult thing to pin down’: Did Covid-19 originate from a ‘lab leak’?
March 19, 2023 | The Independent | Featured: Gerard A. Cangelosi View

Recess is a proven mental and physical health strategy
March 19, 2023 | The Spokesman-Review | Featured: Pooja Tandon View

Ergonomics bill back on the table in Washington state
March 17, 2023 | Safety + Health | Featured: David Bonauto View

TriMet, UW partner on effects of fentanyl smoke
March 11, 2023 | KOIN | Featured: Marissa Baker View

In Our View: We can reduce poverty in the U.S., but will we?
March 9, 2023 | The Columbian | Featured: Marie Spiker View

Revealed: the 10 worst places to live in US for air pollution
March 8, 2023 | The Guardian | Featured: Lianne Sheppard View

Survey shows food insecurity remains high in Washington state
March 8, 2023 | KOMO News | Featured: Jennifer Otten View

US neighborhoods with more people of color suffer worse air pollution
March 8, 2023 | The Guardian | Featured: Lianne Sheppard View

Current status of COVID-19 in Washington
March 7, 2023 | King 5 News | Featured: Gerard A. Cangelosi View

Food insecurity persists in WA, just as emergency benefits expire
February 28, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Jennifer Otten View

US military to test destroying toxic PFAS with superheated water
February 27, 2023 | New Scientist | Featured: Igor Novosselov View

WA families struggle with hunger as federal food assistance expires
February 27, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Jennifer Otten View