air pollution

picture of person wearing breathing mask amid smoky air
August 21, 2018

Dr. Coralynn Sack, a UW Medicine physician specializing in lung problems, talks to reporters Aug.

Smoke from a wildfire
July 25, 2018

Smoke is in the air from Oregon wildfires. Whether the smoke arrives in Puget Sound from Oregon or somewhere else, people should be aware when unhealthful pollution is in the air and they should do something about it, says Dr. Joel Kaufman.

picture of rice plants
May 23, 2018

Higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are associated with reductions in protein, iron, zinc and four key B vitamins, according to a new field study showing, for the first time, that rice grown at concentrations of atmospheric CO2 expected by t

picture of a jet on a runway
May 2, 2018

Airline crews have complained for years about memory loss, headaches and tremors.

February 9, 2018

The University of Washington's Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) has received a nearly $3 million grant from the U.S.

picture of smoky sky in Seattle, caused by recent fires
September 5, 2017

(Downloadable video soundbites and b-roll) The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

September 4, 2017

The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

June 13, 2017

High levels of air pollution over time appear to impede a good night’s sleep, according to study findings presented recently.

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