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Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience
October 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join the Collaborative on Health and the Environment to learn about the latest research on the various health effects of wildfire smoke exposure. Dr. Colleen Reid, assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires. Dr. Warren Dodd, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada, will discuss his team’s qualitative study that explored how the 2014 wildfire season in the Northwest Territories affected mental and physical health in addition to livelihoods of residents in four communities. Dr. Dodd will also share the perspectives of interviewees concerning adaptation and policy recommendations for future extended wildfire seasons and smoke events.