In our latest podcast, we bring our focus to the impacts of COVID-19 and wildfire smoke on wildland firefighters. Dr. Luke Montrose is an environmental toxicologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University, with research interests in public health, epigenetics and chronic illness, particularly as it relates to vulnerable and understudied populations. Dr. Montrose’s research aims to translate basic science into practical clinical and community solutions to enhance public health.
This talk was originally given during our weekly Spring and Fall Science Seminar Series. In addition, we have provided additional resources from Dr. Montrose’s talk and our upcoming 2021 Spring Symposium addressing climate change.
- The Conversation’s “What’s in wildfire smoke, and why is it so bad for your lungs?” and “Wildfire smoke worsens coronavirus risk, putting firefighters in extra danger”
- CDC NIOSH Blog: COVID-19 and Wildland Firefighters
- Nation Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
- Registration for our 2021 Spring Symposium on Friday, May 21st from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM PT is open. The symposium will be covering the topic, Adapting to Climate Change for Worker Safety, Health and Well-being.
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