Superfund Research Program
SRP-funded researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a computer-based approach to group wildfire exposure conditions based on their effect on genetic expression and potential health risks.
Beyond destroying property and livelihoods, wildfires can also affect human health. Characterizing health risks can be challenging because wildfire conditions vary widely. Their new approach, according to the authors, provides a framework that can help inform which wildfire exposure conditions may be grouped for risk assessment strategies, to ultimately protect public health.
Read more in the NIEHS Environmental Factor newsletter.