Rutgers leads study of wildfire air pollution in New Jersey

Hazy, hazardous conditions from climate change-driven Canadian wildfires have prompted researchers to examine the physicochemical and toxicological properties.

Rutgers scientists have examined the physical and chemical attributes as well as the possible toxicological health effects of the Canadian wildfires that sharply impacted air quality in New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.

Using state-of-the-art instrumentation, the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Center (NAMC) at the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) and the Rutgers School of Public Health completed a measurement campaign to characterize the physicochemical and toxicological properties of wildfire air pollution.

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