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News releases

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

No country is immune from climate-change health impacts
December 2, 2020 |View

UW researchers driving around Seattle to track COVID-19 response over time
October 2, 2020 |View

Data omission in key EPA insecticide study shows need for review of industry analysis
August 18, 2020 |View

More research and consistent workplace rules are needed to protect worker health and safety in the cannabis industry
August 5, 2020 |View

Videos: If you fish the Duwamish in Seattle, better eat the salmon — Comer el salmón, Ăn cá hồi, បរិភោគត្រីសាម៉ុង — and here’s how
June 24, 2020 |View

75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during pandemic
June 23, 2020 |View

EarthLab announces Innovation Grant recipients for 2020
May 17, 2020 |View

Agricultural pickers in US to see unsafely hot workdays double by 2050
April 28, 2020 |View

University of Washington, PATH and Scientific Methods Inc. collaborate to develop and market new environmental surveillance tool for polio eradication
April 24, 2020 |View

UW DEOHS researcher identifies workers most harmed by economic disruption due to COVID-19
March 26, 2020 |View

‘Sushi parasites’ have increased 283-fold in past 40 years
March 20, 2020 |View

In the news

To prevent deaths during Washington's next heat wave, we need a heat action plan
July 22, 2021 | KUOW | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Why are some food additives that are banned in Europe still used in the US?
July 22, 2021 | Everyday Health | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

COVID-19, the Built Environment, and Health
July 21, 2021 | Environmental Health Perspectives | Featured: Howard Frumkin View

How VA pipeline ruling may reshape environmental justice
July 20, 2021 | E&E News | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Other regions have specific plans for heat waves. Experts say Seattle, Puget Sound cities need them too
July 18, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Jeremy J Hess, Tania M Busch Isaksen, Kristie L. Ebi View

Seattle study of breast milk from 50 women finds chemical used in food wrappers, firefighting foam
July 18, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

Washington urged to prepare for wildfire smoke: Here's how
July 13, 2021 | Patch | Featured: Edmund Y. W. Seto View

Smoke season is coming to Washington. Here’s how to prepare
July 12, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Edmund Y. W. Seto View

Why record-breaking overnight temperatures are so concerning
July 9, 2021 | New York Times | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

The heat wave in the West 'virtually impossible' without climate change
July 7, 2021 | USA Today | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

How to stay safe from COVID-19 when you’re back in the office
July 7, 2021 | Everyday Health | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change
July 7, 2021 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific Northwest
July 3, 2021 | The Guardian | Featured: Jeremy J Hess View

Study explores potential cannabis related health concerns to protect industry workers
July 2, 2021 | Spokesman-Review | Featured: Christopher D. Simpson View

2 dead from heat exposure during Monday’s record temperatures in King County
June 30, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Jeremy J Hess, Kristie L. Ebi View