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News releases

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

Millions of US workers at risk of infections on the job, UW researchers calculate, emphasizing need to protect against COVID-19
March 9, 2020 |View

Effectiveness of travel bans-–readily used during infectious disease outbreaks-–is mostly unknown, study finds
February 13, 2020 |View

In the news

Navigating the waves of stress: Empowering mental well-being in commercial fishermen
November 10, 2023 | National Fisherman | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Earth just experienced the hottest 12 months ever recorded
November 9, 2023 | Associated Press | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Government figures show more people getting sick or hurt at work
November 9, 2023 | Marketplace/NPR | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Climate data can save lives. Most countries can’t access it.
November 6, 2023 | Grist | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Bus driver workers' compensation claims skyrocket as exposure to drugs increases
October 30, 2023 | KING-5 | Featured: Marissa Baker View

New study brings home the danger of fentanyl for WA residents
October 26, 2023 | Crosscut | Featured: Marissa Baker View

Common chocolate products may contain unsafe levels of heavy metals, Consumer Reports finds
October 25, 2023 | | Featured: Judit Marsillach, Emily Hovis View

Cultivators address new health and safety issues for plants and workers
October 17, 2023 | Cannabis Science and Technology | Featured: Coralynn Sack View

6 ways climate change hurts your health—and what you can do about it
October 12, 2023 | Fortune | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

Strain of bird flu found in harbor seals in Puget Sound
October 10, 2023 | KXLY | Featured: Peter Rabinowitz View

Reducing food waste: part of the food insecurity solution
October 8, 2023 | Salish Current | Featured: Emily Hovis View

New WA air-quality monitors draw critique from environmental justice advocates
October 5, 2023 | Seattle Times | Featured: Esther Min View

How Mississippi’s outdoor workers dealt with the hottest August on record
October 5, 2023 | Mississippi Public Broadcasting | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View

UW prof.: Fighting climate change woefully underfunded
October 3, 2023 | MyNorthwest | Featured: Jeremy J Hess View

U.S. Heat Deaths Will Soar as the Climate Crisis Worsens
September 28, 2023 | Scientific American | Featured: Kristie L. Ebi View