Peltier explores the effects of air pollution in The Conversation article

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

June 8, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently authored a piece in The Conversation examining the causes of air pollution and its adverse impact on human health. In the article, Peltier explores the definition of air pollution, where it comes from, what causes it and why it matters. “A typical adult takes around 20,000 breaths per day. Whether or not you become sick from air pollution depends on the amount and type of chemicals you inhale, and whether you might be susceptible to these diseases,” he writes.

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