environment

August 22, 2017

We know that connecting with nature is good for our health, thanks to a growing body of evidence. But how do we measure a “dose” of nature? Do we get the same benefits from having plants in our offices that we do from gardening in our yards?

The University of Washington School of Public Health was awarded more than $4.7 million Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health to investigate how the environment influences neurodevelopment and asthma risk in children.

Wendy Barrington is passionate about promoting health equity and credits her social justice orientation to her African-American and white background.

The top administrator for the U.S.

UW professor of global health Kristie Ebi has attended United Nations climate-change conferences since 2000. The agreement reached at the Paris conference in December, she said, was nothing short of monumental.
 

A team of University of Washington researchers is studying the overall fitness and health risks faced by gillnet fishermen along Alaska’s Copper River, famous for its salmon.

Greater access to green space is associated with less depression, according to a new study of twins from the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Seth Holmes, a physician and anthropologist, picked strawberries with farmworkers in Washington State and couldn’t meet the minimum requirements to keep this low-paying job.

Air pollution tends to be thought of as an urban problem, not an issue in agricultural areas such as those in Eastern Washington.

The state Department of Health was seeing more instances of surface-water plants having to shut down temporarily, and was seeking guidance about how to better safeguard Washington's watersheds and drinking-water quality. 

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