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News releases

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

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

In the news

Discrimination is breaking people’s hearts
May 17, 2022 | Scientific American | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Study finds cleaner air leads to more Atlantic hurricanes
May 11, 2022 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Extreme heat can be deadly. Here’s how to stay safe.
May 5, 2022 | BuzzFeed | Featured: Jeremy J Hess, Kristie L. Ebi View

Climate change could make pollen season a lot worse in the NW
May 3, 2022 | KUOW | Featured: Fiona Lo, DEOHS postdoctoral researcher View

Climate change could introduce humans to thousands of new viruses
May 2, 2022 | Popular Science | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Environmental Health Perspectives at 50 — keeping pace with evolving science
May 2, 2022 | NIEHS Environmental Factor | Featured: Joel D. Kaufman View

Clearing the air is key to battling COVID; King County offers free filters, but more aid is needed
May 1, 2022 | Seattle Times | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Video: Understanding possible sources of chemical and microplastics exposure
April 28, 2022 | UW Medicine Newsroom | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

BIPOC are more vulnerable to pesticides
April 25, 2022 | Northwest Public Broadcasting | Featured: Pablo Palmandez, Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center View

Yes, wearing a mask can help protect you from getting COVID-19, even if others aren’t wearing them
April 21, 2022 | KING-5 News | Featured: Marissa Baker View

New highways headed to Seattle area despite drive to fight climate change
April 6, 2022 | KUOW | Featured: Washington Environmental Health Disparities map developed by DEOHS and our partners View

Pain patients and doctors worry the CDC's new opioid guidelines may be damaging
April 4, 2022 | NPR | Featured: Gary M. Franklin View

Environmental health equity centered in implementing interventions
April 1, 2022 | Environmental Factor: NIEHS News | Featured: Nicole Errett View

Redlining's enduring impact shows up in WA pollution disparity
March 30, 2022 | Crosscut | Featured: Esther Min View

Burger King announces global ban of toxic “forever chemicals” in food packaging
March 24, 2022 | Toxic-Free Future | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View