Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Heat waves, air pollution compound health risks

Tue, 03/07/2017

The research group of AirUCI faculty Michael Prather has found that the combination of prolonged hot spells with poor air quality greatly compounds the negative effects of each and can pose a major risk to human health.  Prather’s group made the findings after examining 15 years of surface observations (1999-2013) for the eastern United States and Canada.
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