MTU Wildfire Study Gets Stimulus Money

Michigan Tech gets about $400,000 in stimulus money to study the public health effects of wildfire emissions.

The funding comes from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, through their Challenge Grants in Health and Science Research program.

MTU will investigate how wildfires can affect public health.

The project’s expected to compare levels of wildfire exposure to public health records.

It’ll also measure the amount and types of emissions from fires in specific regions of the country.

The project will use that information to develop a model that can be used to estimate what particle emissions will do to public health.