Environmental Health News Archive

The on-line archives (downloadable PDF and link to the newsletter stories in HTML) begin with Autumn 1998. Hard copies of earlier editions are available on request from the editor.

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Spring/Summer 2012 -- “Big Picture” Technologies: A Systems Approach to Research (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2012 -- Preventing Disability (link to newsletter stories)

Autumn 2011 -- Making "Safe" Part of High-Risk Work (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2011-- Sustaining the Future of Environmental Health (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2011 -- Working Together to Improve Public Health (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2010 -- Prevention is Our Priority (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2010 -- Our Health is in Good Hands (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2009/Winter 2010 -- Investments in Public Health (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2009 -- Beyond The Ivory Tower (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2009 -- Workers Health & Safety (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2008 -- Emerging Issues (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2008 -- Students and the Science of Exposure

Winter 2008 -- 60th Anniversary (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2007 -- Children's Environmental Health (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2007 -- Environmental Health-Protecting Vulnerable Populations (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2007 -- Air Pollution: Inside and Out (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2006 -- Helping the Hidden Workforce (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2006 -- Toxicology in Action (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2006 -- Agricultural Injuries and Illnesses (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2005 -- Stages of Working Life (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2005 -- A Many-Faceted Department (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2005 -- Making a Difference (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2004 -- Air Pollution and Human Health (link to newsletter stories)

Spring-Summer 2004 -- Celebrating Our Students (link to newsletter stories)


Winter 2004 -- Crossing Borders (link to newsletter stories)

Autumn 2003 -- Safety Culture in the Workplace (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2003 -- Respiratory Diseases (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2003 -- Department Changes Its Name (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2002 -- Cultivating Collaborations (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2002 -- Basic Research & Superfund

Winter 2002 -- Our Alumni (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2001 -- Science & Public Policy (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2001 -- Chemicals in Our Bodies (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2001 -- Working in Asia (link to newsletter stories)


Autumn 2000 -- In the Community (link to newsletter stories)

Spring/Summer 2000--The Teaching Mission (link to newsletter stories)

Winter 2000--Constructing a Safer Workplace (link to newsletter stories)

Autumn 1999--Working Together (link to newsletter stories)

  • EPA Northwest Center for Particulate Matter and Health
    • State reduces air monitoring
  • History: Particularly deadly air
  • Finding ergonomic solutions
  • Setting a research agenda for forestry safety
  • Partnerships with:
    • Alzheimer's researchers
    • Public health department
    • Regulatory agencies and business
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • PDF version of the newsletter

Spring/Summer 1999--Solving Problems (link to newsletter stories)

  • Ancient Traditions--New Solutions (Field Group solves Swinomish smokehouse problem)
    • Looking at risks from a tribal perspective
    • Longhouse keeps cultural fires burning
  • The University as Corporate Medical Director (at Weyerhaeuser)
  • Glowing Evidence of Pesticide Exposure (fluorescent tracer technique)
  • Wetting the Stone--Consulting Group Helps Countertop Industry (with sidebars on silica disease and Field Group)
  • UW Takes Leadership Role at Society of Toxicology
  • Q&A
  • Student Research Day
  • PDF version of the newsletter

Winter 1999--Toxicology (link to newsletter stories)

  • Toxicology and you
  • Hanford workers and beryllium
  • The mercury in your teeth
    • Mercury distinctions
    • Mercury in Wonderland
  • Assessing worker exposures
  • PDF version of the newsletter


Autumn 1998--Exposure Assessment (link to newsletter stories)

  • Exposure assessment
  • When you fill that gas tank
    • Oxygenated fuels
  • Fine particle air pollution
  • Detecting lead
  • Arsenic in United States water
    • History: Napoleon's wallpaper
  • Climate change and emerging pathogens
  • David Kalman--DEH's interim chair
  • PDF version of the newsletter

Spring-Summer 1998--Protecting Children's Health

  • How are pesticides affecting our children?
    • Pesticides in the legal arena
  • Why are thousands of farm children injured each year?
    • Is PNASH a new adjective?
  • For children's sake: a pediatric environmental health specialty unit
  • Making schools healthier for children
  • Student research day 1998
  • Researching Parkinson's disease -- from two different directions
    • Dopamine and the basal ganglia
  • American Industrial Hygiene Conference
  • Good-bye Ellen -- Hello Pat
  • A backward glance -- Gerald van Belle

Winter 1998 -- Research

Window into the Department Asthma Rising

  • The asthma connection
  • Healthier homes?
  • Oldest known AIDS virus Society of Toxicology's annual meeting in Seattle
  • Breathless in Seattle
  • Paracelsus goes to school
  • More questions than answers (breast cancer)


Fall 1997--Anniversary Issue

  • 50 Years of Undergraduate Education
  • Departmental timeline
  • Alumni profiles -- then and now
    • Jack Hatlen
    • Thomas Barton
    • Karen Jenkins VanDusen
    • Darrell Tsujii
    • Calvin Terada
    • Jude Van Buren
    • Chao-Lin Hsieh

Spring-Summer 1997--"Extracurricular" Means Teaching Teachers and Much More

  • Environmental health sciences for educators
  • Environmental health goes digital (Risky Business)
  • Open House, career day attract students of all ages
  • Science in Policy -- Environmental Health course shows the way it is
  • Student research sampler -- student research day
  • Genetics in the service of epidemiology (gene fingerprinting, E. coli)
  • Integrating school and work (on the job injury among teens)

Winter 1997--Integrating Risk, People and the Environment

  • Risk assessment
    • What is CRESP?
    • Why assess ecological risk?
    • New institute to foster risk research
  • Environmental health, sciences meet in Seattle (AAAS)
  • Making science work for the community (fish and Asian Pacific American communities)
  • Society of Toxicology meeting


Fall 1996--Collaborations

  • Partnership between L&I and Environmental Health
    • Advice & council
    • A collaborative tradition
  • Tough outcomes, tough questions (success of surgery in worker comp. cases)
  • Service behind the scenes (Environmental. Health laboratory)
  • Center studies chemical illness (Harborview center for chemically related illness)
  • Service in the field (Field Research and Consultation Group)
  • Biomarkers (biomarker lab)
  • Getting a handle on hard-metal lung disease

Winter 1996

  • The DEH molecular biomarker lab: a high-capacity genotyping facility
  • DEH ergonomics laboratory: improving worker health and safety
  • UW student chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Assn. formed
  • DEH sponsors two home pages on the World Wide Web
  • Student research day


Autumn 1995

  • Pesticide exposure: a topic for ongoing research at UW
  • Genetic and environment interactions focus for Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health
  • School of Public Health designated as OSHA training center
  • Thesis titles

Spring 1995

  • DEH faculty reaps honors at Society of Toxicology meeting
  • Reproductive hazards of occupational lead exposure
  • DEH relocates several programs to the Roosevelt building
  • AIH conference
  • Student Research Day
  • Doctoral degrees
  • NSF award

Winter 1995

  • Looking into time and space
  • Tackling the research challengers posed by nuclear production site cleanup
  • Laboratory automation for analysis of environmental samples
  • Thesis titles
  • Murphy fund and Murphy chair


Spring 1994

  • Linda Rosenstock named NIOSH director
  • Undergraduate education in Environmental Health
  • A survey of local health departments in the State of Washington
  • Student research day
  • AICHE participants

Winter 1994

  • The Continuing Education and Outreach Program (sidebars on The Northwest Center and Hazardous Substance Training Courses)
  • Detection of occult hepatotoxicity in solvent exposed workers
  • Society of Toxicology annual meeting


Autumn 1993

  • The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program
  • The environmental challenge chamber: a tool for specific bronchoprovocation testing at Harborview Medical Center
  • The human neurological effects of organophosphate pesticides
  • Graduates and thesis titles

Spring 1993

  • New DEH biomonitoring laboratory helps identify toxic exposures and effects
  • The scanning laser cytometer: a new tool for toxicology research
  • Using molecular biology to identify sources of environmental contamination
  • AIH conference
  • Student research day

Winter 1993

  • Industrial Hygiene program prepares for future
  • Noah Seixas and Michael Yost join department
  • The meeting of industrial hygiene and epidemiology: quantitative occupational exposure assessment
  • Exposure to electric and magnetic fields
  • Society of Toxicology annual meeting
  • Psychology of safety


Autumn 1992

  • DEH investigators receive funding for Superfund basic research
  • Studies link DNA changes in tissues to the early detection of cancer
  • Safety: common sense or professional discipline?
  • Thesis titles

Spring 1992

  • Analytic chemistry in support of environmental health
  • Air pollution: effects and mechanisms of toxicity
  • Safety: common sense or professional discipline?
  • Dr. John T. Wilson retires
  • Student research day
  • AIH conference

Winter 1992

  • Neurotoxicology: a growing discipline
  • Indoor radon
  • Professor T. Lee Doolittle retires
  • Landfill gas and community air quality: an impact assessment
  • Society of Toxicology annual meeting


Autumn 1991

  • Flow cytometry: a new tool for toxicological studies
  • Pesticide exposure at work and home
  • The Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety
  • Thesis titles

Spring 1991

  • Applications of biomarkers to epidemiological research
  • Dermal uptake of TCDD from soil (introducing John Kissel)
  • Common frontiers in occupational and environmental health sciences
  • The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
  • AIH conference
  • Student research day


Autumn 1990

  • DEH interim chair - Dr. Gerald van Belle
  • Wood smoke and air quality
  • DEH environmental health sciences-technology program
  • Workers compensation for occupational disease
  • From the laboratory to the factory - DEH contributions to occupational health in Washington State (departmental history: part II, 1961-1990)

Spring 1990

  • Remembering Department chair, Dr. Sheldon D. Murphy, 1933-1990
  • State agency takes lead in regulating toxic air pollutants
  • DEH History: Part I (1950-1960)
  • Can ion generator devices improve air quality?
  • AIH conference
  • Occupational lead poisonings studied
  • Student research day

Winter 1990

  • PhD in Environmental Health now offered
  • Mechanism of trace metal-induced porphyria and toxicity
  • DEH field programs serve Washington workers
  • Hazards of auto body repair
  • Society of Toxicology annual meeting
  • Environmental health laboratory assesses arsenic exposure for CDC


Autumn 1989

  • Toxicology - a leading role in environmental health
  • Superfund basic research highlights DEH investigators
  • Just when you thought it was safe to drink the water…
  • DEH toxicology program
  • Masters thesis titles
  • Cobalt exposures enhanced by synthetic coolants?

Spring 1989

  • Video display terminal worker study
  • Prevention of asbestos-induced lung cancer
  • Industrial hygiene program continues to grow at UW
  • Student research day
  • Newsletter gets new name and format