Peltier explains long term health effects of wildfire smoke in CityLab article

Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

January 9, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently commented in a story appearing in the online news site CityLab on the long term health effects of intense smoke pollution. In recent months California has experienced one of the largest wildfires it’s seen in years, destroying dozens of neighborhoods and natural habitats.

While there haven’t been many studies on long term health effects of smoke, Peltier reassures readers smoke exposure probably won’t have long-lasting effects on healthy people. “There are parallels to maintaining a good diet; one chocolate chip cookie isn’t going to cause significant weight gain, but a cookie every day likely will lead to weight gain,” he writes.

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