7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. (For directions, click here.)

VIDEO PRESENTATION

Watching Disease Happen: Toxicologist Roger Coulombe discusses how breathing polluted air can lead to health problems Friday, Oct. 11th.

 

"Clearing the Air: Public Health Impacts of Particulate Matter in Cache Valley"

Gorgeous fall colors herald Cache Valley's colder weather and popular winter pursuits, but they're also a reminder that one of the area's not-so-attractive qualities is just around the corner: smoggy inversions.

We can see how pollution obscures our beautiful landscapes but how is it affecting our bodies?

Utah State University toxicologist Roger Coulombe tackles this question at USU Science Unwrapped's presentation Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center. Coulombe's talk, "Clearing the Air: Public Health Impacts of Particulate Matter in Cache Valley" is free and open to all ages.

In his USU lab, Coulombe, professor in USU's Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences and director of the Graduate Toxicology Program, studies the effects of  Cache Valley's particulate air pollution on human lung cells. In his Oct. 11 talk, he'll share his findings.

Hands-on learning activities about lung anatomy, air pollution, climate, biofuels and sustainability, coordinated by USU biology, public health, industrial hygiene, physics, chemistry, toxicology, mathematics, environmental studies, engineering and secondary education students, follow Coulombe's talk. Other exhibitors include USU Extension Sustainability, Cache Valley Transit District, green businesses Caffe Ibis and Import Auto, and the Bear River Health Department.

Hosted by USU's College of Science, Friday's Science Unwrapped gathering in the second presentation in the program's fall 2013 "Toward Fewer Bad Air Days" series.

Join us at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center.