UW Today


November 21, 2013

Studies to probe confluence of human, animal and environmental health in Africa

Two goats are carried out of a corral in Kenya for their immunizations.

Grand Challenges Exploration Grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will allow two UW-led teams to study the health determinants people share with other living creatures.


September 13, 2013

Neighborhoods and UW team up to measure diesel exhaust pollution in South Seattle

UW researchers install an air-sampling monitor.

The residents of the Georgetown and South Park neighborhoods in Seattle’s Duwamish Valley now know how much diesel exhaust they are exposed to. A report on findings from an air pollution study comparing these neighborhoods to Beacon Hill and Queen Anne was published today, Sept. 13.


May 29, 2013

Traffic air pollution turns good cholesterol bad

diesel truck spouting exhaust

Exposure to diesel exhaust undermines one of the body’s protections against heart and blood vessel disease.


May 13, 2013

New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup

Duwamish River Waterway

The UW report recommends ways to protect the health of Native American tribes and others affected by the cleanup.


May 8, 2013

Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?

Red, yellow and green pepper.

New study suggests dietary nicotine may protect against this disorder, which results from the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.


April 23, 2013

Workers Memorial Day event takes place April 24 at HUB Lyceum

The brass bell in the Workers Memorial Garden on the grounds of the Washington State Labor and Industries offices.

The 65 workers who died from job-related injuries or illnesses in Washington state this past year will be remembered at a UW event promoting safer workplaces.


February 27, 2013

Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure

The 3D chemical structure of bisphenol A.

People are exposed to these endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they eat an organic diet and do not store, prepare or cook in plastic containers.


February 15, 2013

Firing range lead exposure reduced with UW workplace health expertise

Bullet shot from a revolver releases
smoke that contains lead.

UW’s Field Research and Consultation Group in Environmental and Occupational Health assess ventilation systems and airborne lead levels in firing ranges, and offer advice on lowering exposure.


December 19, 2012

American Academy of Pediatrics issues policy statement on pesticide exposure in children

A child picks and admires a flower during outdoor play.

Chronic low levels of pesticides are detrimental to children’s health: evidence suggests they may induce neurodevelopmental and behavioral problems, birth defects, asthma and cancer.


November 18, 2010

MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study

MRSA exposure for fire fighters, medics greater than for general public: UW study


June 3, 2010

Endowed lectureship named in honor of tireless public health advocate, Peter Breysse

When the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences was formed 40 years ago, Peter Breysse was one of its founding faculty members.


With ham radio volunteering and managing diabetes, nothing slows this dedicated manager

“This is KD7YRH.


December 3, 2009

Environmental health professor answers questions about MRSA found on Washington beaches

A number of news media articles followed environmental microbiologist Dr.


September 18, 2009

UW researchers to study impacts of climate change on health in the Pacific Northwest

UW scientists will evaluate the impact of climate change on human health in the Pacific Northwest


January 29, 2009

Daniell named Rohm & Haas professor of public health sciences

Dr.