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It measures one-inch long. It can heal its heart and regrow some amputated parts. It shares nearly three quarters of our genetic code and reproduces at rates that would make a rabbit blush.

Tens of thousands of chemicals are currently in use, with more introduced every year.

Safe drinking water is often taken for granted. Turn on the kitchen tap in any home in Seattle and out comes water meant to quench our thirst, rinse our fruits and vegetables, and clean our dishes. We don’t think twice about these activities.

The UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences has been at the forefront of the sustainability movement – protecting the environment, prioritizing community members' health, and using environmental-health knowledge to bring

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