MARCS Monday Meeting - 6 July 2020 - Presentation by doctoral candidate, Sally Longmore as she provides an overview of her research thesis and results to date, including discussion of some air quality data from the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Event Name MARCS Monday Meeting - 6 July 2020 - Presentation by doctoral candidate, Sally Longmore as she provides an overview of her research thesis and results to date, including discussion of some air quality data from the 2019-2020 bushfire season.
Start Date 6 Jul 2020 11:00 am
End Date 6 Jul 2020 12:00 pm
Duration 1 hour
Description

Join us at the next MMM for a presentation by doctoral candidate, Sally Longmore as she provides an overview of her research thesis and results to date, including discussion of some air quality data from the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Zoom ID: 986 9057 6845

Topic: Something in the Air
Speaker: Sally Longmore, PhD Candidate - Biomedical and Human Technologies

Abstract: While many public discussions about air pollution is focused on it being a major contributor to anthropogenic climate change, rarely is discourse focused on its effect on human health. Air pollution is associated with about 8 million deaths each year worldwide, attributed to respiratory and cardiovascular disease. During the recent 2019-2020 bushfire season, it is estimated that air pollution from the bushfire smoke was responsible for 420 deaths. However, the largest known urban source of air pollution is actually exhaust emissions from motor vehicle transport. In this talk, Sally will present an overview of the literature on air pollution and health, as well as discuss initial results from her research, including interesting data recorded during the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Note: There will be no MARCS Afternoon Colloquium (MAC) in July. MMM will be held at the usual MMM time of 11AM.

MAC will resume on the 3rd of August with a talk by Associate Professor Genevieve Steiner, Director of Research, NICM Health Research Institute.

The zoom ID is: 986 9057 6845. Link to zoom https://uws.zoom.us/j/98690576845