Wildfire emissions

Using low-cost PM₂.₅ sensor networks, exposure to wildfire emissions is being assessed both indoors, and for extended periods of time after wildfire containment. By gaining a better understanding of the duration and extent of wildfire emissions into human environments, we aim to provide better intervention techniques for communities to protect themselves.

To gain a better understanding of the health hazards associated with wildfire emissions, we are combusting different fuel sources to analyze both the toxicity and chemical signatures of the emissions. By narrowing down the possible human health effects associated with wildfires in different regions of California, we want to build a better risk assessment model to protect at risk communities from the emissions of wildfires.