A Look Back at 2018
The Outreach team organized and participated in 66 events in California and Arizona, including safety trainings, health fairs, and agricultural conferences and reached 4,000 people.
WCAHS investigators published 27 reports in peer-reviewed journals discussing the results of their work.
Investigators appeared in news articles 12 times in 2018. WCAHS Director, Dr. Kent Pinkerton, was interviewed 9 times to discuss the health impacts of the wildfires in Northern California.
- Dr. Marc Schenker in Knowable Magazine: "Unhealthy work: Why migrants are especially vulnerable to injury and death on the job"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in UC Davis News: "Climate Change Experts: Wildfire, Smoke and Air Quality"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton on KCRA3–Sacramento: "Smoky skies, bad air quality persist in NorCal another day"
- Dr. Keith Bein on PBS radio: "Urban wildfires bring lingering worries about what’s in the ash and air"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in the Washington Times: "Officials alarmed over long-term health effects from toxins in smoke from California wildfires"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in VC Star: "Wildfire smoke can hurt your body in ways you never dreamed of"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in News Review: "Lingering effects: Camp Fire harms health in myriad ways"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in the New Republic: "Wildfire Smoke Could Shorten Californian Lifespans"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton in the Sacramento Bee: "Fine particles from wildfire smoke can hurt your body in ways you never dreamed of"
- Dr. Kent Pinkerton on the American Thoracic Society podcast: "Lung Health in the California Wildfires"
- Dr. Keith Bein on WKMS radio: "Wildfires and Public Health Concerns"