August 27, 2019
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier was quoted in a Newsweek article about a huge plume of smoke from wildfires in Siberia making its way to North America.
Peltier explains short-term exposure to intense smoke can lead to lung and cardiovascular problems in some people. “Longer-term exposure over a few days or weeks increases the risk and chance of health impacts as your cumulative dose increases,” he says.
Read the article here.