Wildfire smoke and human health in California: research gaps and local perspectives

Speaker: Tarik Benmarhnia
Institution: Scripps Institution of Oceanography Department
Location: MS 7124
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Scripps Institution of Oceanography DepartmentFine particles (PM2.5) from wildfires smoke is potentially leading to several health impacts. In California, PM2.5 from smoke is expected to increase while other sources of PM2.5 may decrease. We will briefly discuss statistical approaches to model exposure to PM2.5 from smoke and present different methodological approaches to study health impacts through different case studies in California. We will also explore the environmental justice implications of wildfire smoke exposure and compounded impacts with extreme heat and infectious diseases.