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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

A blueprint for preventing another pandemic: TIME polled 73 experts on how to mitigate the next health crisis. The responses offer a plan to build a more prepared world.
June 10, 2021 | TIME | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

More than a third of heat deaths are tied to climate change, study says
May 31, 2021 | New York Times | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Think like a virus to understand why the pandemic isn’t over yet – and what the US needs to do to help other countries
May 26, 2021 | The Conversation | Featured: Karen Levy View

How often should you change your towels?
May 13, 2021 | Self | Featured: John Meschke View

Study finds alarming levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in US mothers’ breast milk
May 13, 2021 | The Guardian | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

As pollen torments millions, it might be getting worse, and it’s poorly measured in America
May 8, 2021 | Philadelphia Inquirer | Featured: DEOHS Postdoctoral Researcher Fiona Lo View

Many cleaning products are labeled as eco-friendly, but how do we know what that means — and what it doesn't mean? Experts explain.
May 7, 2021 | NBC News | Featured: Nancy Simcox View

Seattle health expert says reaching herd immunity unlikely
May 6, 2021 | KING-5 News | Featured: Gerard A. Cangelosi View

Celebs endorse the WELL Health-Safety seal, but does the science hold up?
May 4, 2021 | MedPage Today | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View

Proper ventilation, clean air a focus of Washington schools
May 3, 2021 | Campus Safety magazine | Featured: Elena Austin View

Russia creates 17k doses of COVID vaccines for animals as other countries show interest
April 30, 2021 | Newsweek | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

Here's what heading back to the office might look like
April 30, 2021 | KUOW | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Ventilation is key to school safety during the pandemic. How are Washington schools refreshing classroom air?
April 30, 2021 | Seattle Times | Featured: Marissa Baker, Elena Austin View

Even if you’re vaccinated, indoor dining is still complicated
April 30, 2021 | Vox | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Biden’s quiet plan to prepare the U.S. for the health impacts of climate change
April 26, 2021 | Grist | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View