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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

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

In the news

Is climate change coming for Thanksgiving turkeys?
November 23, 2022 | Boston Globe | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

What the Air Quality Index doesn't tell us about smoke dangers
November 14, 2022 | Crosscut | Featured: Catherine Karr, Coralynn Sack, Tania M Busch Isaksen View

Mito y realidad: la ley del agua en EEUU cumple 50 años
November 9, 2022 | El Ágora | Featured: Karen Levy, John Meschke View

Your nonstick pan could be harmful. Try these alternatives
November 7, 2022 | WIRED | Featured: Catherine Karr View

Clean SHiFT team wins 2022 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year award
November 1, 2022 | UW EarthLab | Featured: Nancy Simcox View

Amazon drivers are at risk of dog attacks. They're looking for answers
October 31, 2022 | CNET | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Bivalent booster protects against omicron mutations ahead of winter
October 31, 2022 | KIRO News Radio | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Failure to ditch fossil fuels putting health of ‘all people alive’ at growing risk, major report warns
October 26, 2022 | The Independent | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Here's what experts say are the impacts of exposure to unhealthy air quality
October 19, 2022 | KING-5 | Featured: Coralynn Sack View

Brace for high fire danger, smoke, unhealthy air in Seattle area this weekend as October heat drags on
October 15, 2022 | Seattle Times | Featured: Catherine Karr View

Space Needle sees the light on virus-fighting technology as it tests new devices in elevators
October 14, 2022 | GeekWire | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View

Even in Washington’s ‘mildest’ regions, heat is deadly
October 13, 2022 | Crosscut | Featured: Tania M Busch Isaksen View

Relief from smoky conditions expected soon, UW doctor talks preventative measures
October 12, 2022 | UW Daily | Featured: Coralynn Sack View

Black saliva, sore throat, shortness of breath: How dangerous is wildfire season for US farmworkers?
October 10, 2022 | USA Today | Featured: Elena Austin View

Clinic brings free health care to homeless youth -- and their beloved pets
September 27, 2022 | HealthDay | Featured: Vickie Ramirez, UW Center for One Health Research View