“We were surprised to see how strong air pollution’s impact was on the progression of emphysema on lung scans,” said UW’s Dr. Joel Kaufman.
Alarmed by dense smoke, shoppers were snapping up portable air purifiers and breathing masks in staggering numbers.
Lead exposure can harm brain growth in children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors.
New research underscores the risks that modern wildfires pose to firefighters’ long-term health, including an increased risk of cancer.
These two beaches were closed Friday in an abundance of caution after a West Point sewage bypass into Puget Sound.
A new study found that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of air pollutants had children with lower IQs, compared to the children of women exposed to lower levels.
For some types of pollution, chances for admission increased as much as 147%, compared to infants whose mothers did not encounter high levels of air pollution i the week before delivery.
As a heat wave clamps down on much of the nation, cities are scurrying to provide shelter and assistance to the most vulnerable: the homeless and the elderly.
At North Seattle Therapy & Counseling in Washington state, they’re seeing patients with anxiety or depression related to climate change and the Earth’s future.
Over the past decade, more than 350 workers nationwide have died from heat-related illness. Tens of thousands more have had serious heat-related illnesses.
Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility were also among the signatories.
“The EPA is contradicting the findings of its own scientists,” said Aseem Prakash, the director of the UW Center for Environmental Politics.
What do we really know about the human health risks of glyphosate, the chemical in Roundup and other commonly used herbicides?
There are numerous harmful human health effects of climate change expected in our region, some of which we’re already experiencing, writes Jeff Duchin, MD.
During the first two years of a child’s life, lead exposure can affect the brain and result in learning, attention and social/emotional problems.