Environmental Health Sciences

in the spotlight

Results of a new study led by Assistant Professor Richard Peltier suggest that inexpensive cloth masks worn by people who hope to reduce their exposure to air pollution vary widely in effectiveness and could be giving users a false sense of security, especially in highly polluted areas. 

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences recently awarded Alicia Timme-Laragy, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, a five-year, $1.7 million grant for a study investigating exposure to pollutants and future diabetes risk.

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Public Health