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‘The Return’ illustrates Native American environmental health story

“The Return,” a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, is an allegory for passing environmental health values to the next generation.

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.

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.