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December 19, 2012

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

Environmental & Occupational Health

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.

Lost and Found Films: ‘Governor’s Day, 1941′

News and Information

The University of Washington prepares for war in “Governor’s Day,” the latest installment of the Lost and Found Films series.

Composting confusion rampant in UW waste bins, study finds

News and Information

A study of waste bins at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus revealed that 88 percent of the contents in trash bins could have been recycled or composted. Most – 72 percent – of what didn’t belong in trash bins turned out to be compostable items, such as food, carry-out containers and paper coffee cups.

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December 18, 2012

Eerie photos show ‘flowers’ made of Arctic ice

News and Information

Burke Museum exhibit explores the impact of plastics

News and Information

Ecological avatars predict species invasions

News and Information

Delta Dental/Washington Dental Service gives $1.15 million to transform education of dentists

School Of Dentistry

Under new dean Dr. Joel Berg the school has launched a plan to revamp its clinical education and curriculum.

December 17, 2012

Plumes across the Pacific deliver thousands of microbial species to West Coast

News and Information

Microorganisms – 99 percent more kinds than had been reported in findings published just four months ago – are hitching rides in the upper troposphere from Asia.

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Aging, end-of-life expert offers advice for coping with holiday blues

News and Information

The holidays can be a time of sadness and loneliness, and UW’s Wendy Lustbader has advice on how to deal with these issues.

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December 14, 2012

Jewish condition, ‘new’ anti-Semitism observed in Edward Alexander’s ‘The State of the Jews’

News and Information

Edward Alexander, professor emeritus of English, discusses his new book, “The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal.”

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