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The Health Impacts of Airborne Particles

Release Date:
2/11/2014 12:00 AM

Michelle Bell, features Michelle L. Bell

WEST HAVEN, CONN. – Michelle L. Bell, associate professor of environmental health at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will discuss the health impacts of airborne particles on Feb. 19 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

The event, part of the Alvine Engineering Professional Effectiveness and Enrichment Program, will take place at Buckman Hall, room B120, on UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

Bell will discuss which types and sources of airborne particles are most harmful and discuss research challenges to solving the problem.

In 2012, Bell received the Prince Albert II of Monaco - Institute Pasteur Award for her research on air pollution and weather effects on human health. Her research goal is to influence current air quality policy to better protect human health. She received a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, contact Ismail Orabi, professor at the Tagliatela College of Engineering, at 203-932-7144 or

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