Up in smoke: Understanding the health hazards of wildfire pollution

As devastating wildfires continue to ravage landscapes across Canada, the fallout extends far beyond charred forests and scorched earth.

Streamed live: July 11, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

In this episode of the Made by McGill alumni webcast, we sit down with two environmental scientists to understand why forest fires have become more frequent and intense, and share practical tips on what you can do to protect yourself from the hazardous pollutants they emit.


Jill Baumgartner, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar, McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health; Associate Member, Bieler School of Environment

Benoît Côté, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, and Director of the Morgan Arboretum and Molson Nature Reserve;  Member, Centre d’étude de la forêt; Associate Member, Bieler School of Environment

Moderated by Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill University Advancement

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