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Elizabeth Sharpe, Director of Communications
UW Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

E-mail: esharpe@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-6737

New Podcast: Air Pollution and Your Heart

Air pollution is considered a significant risk factor for developing heart disease, the #1 cause of death in the United States (CDC). There’s also evidence that high air pollution can trigger cardiac events like strokes and heart attacks. In our latest podcast, “Air Pollution and Your Heart,” physician and epidemiologist Joel Kaufman, MD, of University of Washington, discusses the latest research and how you can reduce your risk.

News releases

>  Women Living in Polluted Areas at Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, UWNews, February 1, 2007 more>>


Media Coverage

› $30 million EPA research grant, Environmental Health News, Autumn 2004

› UW gets huge grant to examine possible heart disease and pollution link, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 30, 2004 more»

› $30 million EPA research grant goes to UW, Seattle Times, July 30, 2004 more»

› UW To Monitor Every Breath You Take, KOMO News, July 29, 2004 more»

› Grant to fund health study/EPA: About 8,700 people will be tracked to examine the ties of pollution to disease. Inland Southern California Press Enterprise July 29, 2004 more»

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