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UT Study Shows Effects of Wildfires on Health

A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado in 2012. John D. Tickle Professor Joshua Fu and colleagues studied wildfires in that state from 2011 through 2014, gaining valuable insight into how smoke from the fires affects the health of people in its path. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

A helicopter drops water on the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado in 2012. John D. Tickle Professor Joshua Fu and colleagues studied wildfires in that state from 2011 through 2014, gaining valuable insight into how smoke from the fires affects the health of people in its path. Photo courtesy of the US Forest Service

Joshua Fu, the John D. Tickle Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has completed a collaborative study with researchers at Emory University and the University of Nevada to understand how smoke particles from wildfires can impact human health.

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