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Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher risk of dementia

100% of breast milk samples tested positive for toxic “forever chemicals”

Burning embers: Synthesis of the health risks of climate change

New interactive mapping tool can pinpoint pollution hotspots in effort to improve health equity

Cadmium, found in cigarettes and some foods, linked to higher death rates in people with flu or pneumonia

No country is immune from climate-change health impacts

UW researchers driving around Seattle to track COVID-19 response over time

Data omission in key EPA insecticide study shows need for review of industry analysis

More research and consistent workplace rules are needed to protect worker health and safety in the cannabis industry

Videos: If you fish the Duwamish in Seattle, better eat the salmon — Comer el salmón, Ăn cá hồi, បរិភោគត្រីសាម៉ុង — and here’s how

75% of US workers can’t work exclusively from home, face greater risks during pandemic

EarthLab announces Innovation Grant recipients for 2020

Agricultural pickers in US to see unsafely hot workdays double by 2050

University of Washington, PATH and Scientific Methods Inc. collaborate to develop and market new environmental surveillance tool for polio eradication

In the news

Fast-food wrappers that contain PFAS are no longer sold in the US, the FDA says
February 28, 2024 | The Detroit News | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

$7.3 million grant gives funds of new drug-development system
February 22, 2024 | The Daily | Featured: Edward Kelly View

Health-climate warning labels needed on Hawaii gas pumps
February 16, 2024 | Honolulu Civil Beat | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Keeping a close eye on Tacoma's water
February 16, 2024 | Northwest Public Broadcasting | Featured: Erica Fuhrmeister View

Lead detections near Puuloa shooting range prompt calls For investigation
February 9, 2024 | Honolulu Civil Beat | Featured: Diana Ceballos View

Pregnant women should avoid fast food, mostly for its packaging
February 8, 2024 | Jerusalem Post | Featured: Sheela Sathyanarayana View

Stanley cups targeted by misleading lead contamination claims
February 6, 2024 | AFP Fact Check | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View

Is there lead in your reusable water bottle?
February 2, 2024 | Wired | Featured: Martin A. Cohen View

What lies beneath
February 1, 2024 | Range | Featured: Catherine Karr View

Planting Edmonds: Gardening and forest bathing — how immersion in nature can improve your health
February 1, 2024 | My Edmonds News | Featured: Christopher D. Simpson View

Building an oasis in a rural WA ‘food desert’
January 27, 2024 | Seattle Times | Featured: Marie Spiker View

Tracking down tuberculosis
January 25, 2024 | Nature | Featured: Gerard A. Cangelosi View

Risk of wildfire smoke in long-term care facilities is worse than you'd think
January 22, 2024 | CBS News | Featured: Savannah D'Evelyn View

Snohomish County school seeks relief from gravel yard sited next door
January 22, 2024 | Seattle Times | Featured: Catherine Karr, Elena Austin View

Power outages affect physical and mental health, experts say
January 22, 2024 | Al Bawaba | Featured: Joan Casey View