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

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.

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

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.

Traffic air pollution turns good cholesterol bad

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

New report released on health impacts of Duwamish River cleanup

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

Do peppers reduce risk of Parkinson’s?

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

Workers Memorial Day event takes place April 24 at HUB Lyceum

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.

Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bisphenol A exposure

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.

Firing range lead exposure reduced with UW workplace health expertise

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.

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

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.

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

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