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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

High blood pressure? Traffic exhaust may be to blame
December 4, 2023 | Healthnews | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Health is on the agenda at UN climate negotiations. Here's why that's a big deal
December 3, 2023 | NPR | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Traffic exhaust could increase blood pressure, UW study finds
November 30, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Does your commute give you high blood pressure? It might be the traffic pollution
November 30, 2023 | NBC News | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Traffic pollution has an immediate, harmful impact on blood pressure
November 29, 2023 | Earth.com | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Like a high-sodium diet: traffic pollution can cause rise in blood pressure – study
November 29, 2023 | The Guardian | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Commuting on a highway? Your blood pressure may pay a price
November 29, 2023 | HealthDay | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Breathing highway air increases blood pressure, UW research finds
November 28, 2023 | The National Tribune | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Rush-hour traffic in Seattle increases blood pressure, but not for the reason you think
November 28, 2023 | KUOW | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Driving or riding on a highway could raise your blood pressure for up to a day
November 28, 2023 | Northwest News Radio | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Thanks to pollution, being stuck in traffic can raise your blood pressure
November 27, 2023 | Healthline | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Breathing highway air can increase your blood pressure
November 27, 2023 | KCPQ-TV | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Surprisingly large effects from breathing traffic fumes inside your car
November 27, 2023 | Newsweek | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Subway saunas: NYC’s underground unbearably hot as outside temps fall
November 18, 2023 | New York Post | Featured: Jeremy J Hess View

Environmental health major’s name changed to Environmental Public Health
November 13, 2023 | UW Daily | Featured: Tania M Busch Isaksen View