Irva Hertz-Picciotto

A growing problem after wildfires: Toxic chemicals

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Director Irva Hertz-Picciotto on the effects of the 2017 Tubbs Fire

From Health in The Washington Post

By Sharon Bernstein, Reporter

April 8, 2019

As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns, and the wind would soon blow away evidence.

Bad air from California's Camp Fire makes people sick, but for how long?

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Director Irva Hertz-Picciotto and Professor Rebecca Schmidt on the health impacts of wildfire smoke emissions

From California Wildfires in NBC News

By James Rainey, Reporter

November 23, 2018

Wind and rain arrived in Northern California this week, providing welcome relief to a region buffeted by the state's deadliest wildfire and then besieged for nearly two weeks by a dome of thick, noxious smoke.

Wildfires pose new threats as homes burn, releasing toxic fumes

UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Director Irva Hertz-Picciotto on the long-term consequences of California wildfires

From Science in National Geographic

By Sarah Gibbens, Writer

October 31, 2019 

Should the fire light up in the right location, Ken Bein, an atmospheric scientist at the University of California, Davis, can deploy in just under an hour.

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