Air Pollution and Pollen Exposure in the United States – We lack the necessary exposure sensor infrastructure to inform vulnerable populations

Thursday, November 30, 2017 – I was pleased to participate yesterday in a one-day workshop presented by the National Science Foundation ASSIST Center hosted by the North Carolina State University ASSIST Center in support of the Department of Defense.  The workshop was entitled, Warfighter Wearables in 2020: Human Performance Monitoring on the Edge.  One of the three focus areas, and …

It’s Time to End the Needless Suffering Due to Environmental Exposure Impacts on Respiratory Health

February 14, 2017 — Every day in America, asthma sufferers endure 30,000 attacks, that lead to 5,000 emergent care visits, leading to 1,000 inpatient hospital stays, and, sadly, 11 people die of an asthma attack every day.  Add the COPD stats for many of our elderly and the numbers are staggering.  Many flare-ups or attacks are a result of weather …