Faculty and students in the Department of Environmental Health Science study biological, chemical or physical agents in the environment and their impact on human health and ecological systems.

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Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater
Researchers track COVID-19 in Athens wastewater

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a way to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Athens using wastewater. By measuring concentrations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in sewage samples

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CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup
CPH In the Media: August 2020 Roundup

UGA College of Public Health news and media mentions for the month of August 2020: Related to COVID-19 – Kerstin Emerson, clinical associate professor in the Institute of Gerontology, published

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Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance
Analysis finds environmental link to antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It’s also caused by pollution. Using a process known

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