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News releases

New UW Center for Disaster Resilient Communities launches with support from UW Population Health Initiative
September 21, 2023 |View

New UW Center for Environmental Health Equity to launch with a $12 million grant from the US EPA
April 13, 2023 |View

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

In the news

What to know about Nipah virus amid outbreak in India
September 18, 2023 | ABC News | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

Why didn’t health officials find Listeria in Tacoma Frugals machines in April inspection?
September 13, 2023 | The News Tribune | Featured: Emily Hovis View

'It is not OK,' Seattle union leader responds to transit drug study
September 8, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Marissa Baker, Christopher Zuidema View

Bus operators most likely to be impacted by fentanyl, meth levels on transit, UW study finds
September 7, 2023 | KING 5 | Featured: Marissa Baker View

There's meth on that: Study finds drug traces on Seattle transit rides
September 7, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Marissa Baker View

UW study finds meth, fentanyl in air and on surfaces of public transit
September 7, 2023 | FOX 13 Seattle | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Drug smoke wafts through transit but not at toxic levels, UW study says
September 7, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Fentanyl, methamphetamine smoke lingers on buses, trains, study finds
September 7, 2023 | Scripps News | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Wildfires can impact your mental health
September 6, 2023 | Northwest Public Broadcasting | Featured: Savannah D'Evelyn View

Are kids in danger when wildfire smoke hits, even on 'moderate' days?
August 25, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Catherine Karr View

New flame retardants found in breast milk years after similar chemicals were banned
August 24, 2023 | NPR | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

Some chemicals lingered for weeks after Ohio train derailment
August 23, 2023 | Eos | Featured: Lianne Sheppard View

EPA’s ozone do-over faces backlash
August 22, 2023 | E&E News | Featured: Lianne Sheppard View

Seattle’s nights are hotter than ever. Climate change means more to come
August 18, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

When temps rise, so do medical risks. Should doctors and nurses talk more about heat?
August 4, 2023 | NPR | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View