Richard Peltier is professor of environmental health sciences and head of the Aerosol Lab at UMass Amherst, which investigates the chemical components of ambient particulate matter that have a significant effect on human health.

Peltier’s expertise is often sought by national media outlets, government agencies and NGOs, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he currently serves on the World Health Organization's Global Air Pollution and Health Technical Advisory Group.

In the video below, he details his work trying to improve India’s poor air quality.

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