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Air Quality and Light Pollution Seminar
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Air pollution in the Wasatch Front is a complex bi-seasonal issue. While everyone is aware of our winter time inversion problems, summer time ozone is a definite health concern that too often is ignored. At the University of Utah, we study pollutant exposure and associated health impacts at the sub-city scale and have found substantial air quality differences. Light pollution studies are relatively recent but have yielded significant results showing multiple negative health outcomes including cancer and reproductive issues.
Dr. Daniel Mendoza is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah, and holds a joint appointment in the Pulmonary Division in the School of Medicine. His research interests include quantifying and characterizing urban greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions for use in human exposure estimation and metropolitan planning. He also examines the health effects associated with acute and chronic pollutant exposure, particularly in vulnerable populations. One of his primary foci is the association between suicides and environmental exposures through a highly-resolved exposure modeling approach.
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