KSC Seminar Series: Modeling Respirable Particulate Matter to Assess the Risk of Respiratory Illness
Presented by Dr. Christopher Rennix: The Middle East conflicts have endured for almost 20 years, during which 3.5 million services were deployed. Disposal of waste in the deployed setting traditionally depended on the use of burn pits. Though not intended to be the long-term solution, burn pits were almost exclusively used, exposing persons to potentially harmful, respirable particulate matter. Other sources of respirable particulate matter include naturally occurring sources and diesel generators. Dr. Rennix will explore the use of atmospheric modeling to estimate the risk of acute and chronic respiratory illness from exposure to particulate matter.
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