Newsweek quotes Peltier in story on health impacts of Siberian wildfires

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Peltier

Richard Peltier

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.