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March 27, 2023

Impoverished, underserved school populations more exposed to air pollutants

U.S. schools located in impoverished areas or districts that represent historically underserved students are more likely to suffer from poor air quality, a team at Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science has found. This team was led by Professor Jeff Pierce and included Associate Professor Emily Fischer, Research Scientist Bonne Ford, and doctoral student Michael Cheeseman.

This research appeared in the fall in GeoHealth, the American Geophysical Union’s research journal that marries human and planetary health for a sustainable future, and was also recently highlighted in a CSU Source article located here.

Photo caption:  Lead author Michael Cheeseman inspects devices built by John Volckens’s group in Mechanical Engineering that measure PM2.5 particulate pollution.