Peltier Lab on Air Pollution

Air pollution is a global problem and causes more than 8 million early deaths per year.  The majority of these deaths occur in the developing world, which also happens to be the location where we know the least about air quality.

Environmental Health Sciences Associate Professor Richard Peltier’s research, which takes place in locations such as Ghana, Nepal, India, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Fiji, and the across Middle East, and in indigenous populations in North America, is meant to inform policy in these regions in order to reduce public health risk.  “Science communication, especially in a culturally-relevant context, is an important part of what we do because it is critical to provide our conclusions and evidence to both the general public, and to policy makers," Peltier says.