A person runs on a trail near a factory with a plume of smoke.

Researchers From U-M, MSU, OU Team Up To Develop Wearable Pollution-Measuring Technology

New research from Tim Dvonch

With the support of a $2.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Oakland University are teaming up to develop wearable technology able to identify particulate matter pollution such as soot and toxic metals generated by cars, trucks and industrial sources.

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IN THE NEWS: EPA's Science Advisory Board to Scrutinize Clean Car Rollback

Trish Komen Quoted in Scientific American

An independent panel of experts is poised to scrutinize one of the Trump administration’s most consequential environmental rollbacks. Critics of the Trump EPA say the review stands to highlight errors in that analysis that could inform future lawsuits against the administration.

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IN THE NEWS: Plastic Is Probably Harming Your Health--Here's How

John Meeker Quoted in Salon

Plastic is commonly used in a multitude of items due to its convenience and cost. As a result, many people don’t often evaluate the potential health risk that it presents. In a statement published earlier this year by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks, 14 emerging health and environmental issues were identified. Near the top of that list was plastic.