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The safest catch

Public health researchers cast a safety net for commercial fishermen in Oregon

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Focusing on tribal environmental health

Associate professor of environmental and occupational health Molly Kile helped host the third Tribal Environmental Health Summit.

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Reeling them in

A master’s degree student, Hayley Strenke has been busy shaping her future. The Oregon native studies Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), which she became interested in while an undergraduate student in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

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Inside the mind of researcher Sarah Rothenberg

“My goal is to mitigate methylmercury exposure. Methylmercury intake through rice ingestion differs from fish consumption because fish contains beneficial nutrients. Since rice does not, methylmercury intake through rice ingestion may be more harmful. It’s important that we continue this research because half the global population subsists on rice as a staple food.” 

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Maritime worker safety the focus of new OSU-NIOSH partnership

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences has established a formal partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies to work together to improve safety and health conditions in maritime workplaces in the United States.

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Crabbers offer ideas on how to reduce injuries at sea

To gather the suggestions as well as build rapport with the fishermen, nine community members with ties to the fishing industry were contracted, including several fishermen’s wives. Laurel and others then trained them to conduct outreach, engagement and research.