California wildfire research on moms and moms-to-be

Bio-Specimen Assessment of Fire Effects (B-SAFE) Study aims to reveal how wildfires affect the health of pregnant women and their babies


 B-SAFE Study 

This study is currently recruiting participants who have been affected by the 2020 wildfires in Northern California. Pregnant women who are 18 years or older and live in an area impacted by wildfires and wildfire smoke are eligible. If you would like to join the B-SAFE Study, you can get more information here:

Ongoing research on wildfires in California

We know what natural wildfire smoke is composed of, but we have no idea what will be in urban wildfire smoke. We expect it to be very different.” Keith Bein, UC Davis Air Quality Research Center


Researchers at the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center (EHSC) are working with communities across California to study the physical and emotional impacts wildfires have had on survivors over the past several years. Research is ongoing and will incorporate new wildfires as they erupt.