Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic

Cold, Flu & Covid-19 Defense: Make Your Environment Work For You

Fall conjures visions of stunning foliage and pumpkin flavored treats, but it also brings along some less welcome visitors: an annual resurgence in cases of the flu, the common cold, and other respiratory viruses. This year, however, the first chill in the air feels particularly concerning as the cold and flu season in the Northern […]

Wildfire Pollution and Immune Health

Wildfire Pollution and Immune Health

Since mid-August, a record-breaking number of wildfires have erupted throughout the West Coast and many continue to burn, with devastating consequences. Over 5 million acres of land have been burned so far, thousands of homes have been destroyed, and over 30 lives have been lost. While wildfires are nothing new, increasingly severe wildfire events have […]

Can air pollution exacerbate Covid-19?

Can Air Pollution Exacerbate Covid-19?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, scientists are tirelessly investigating what factors might make people more vulnerable to infection. One intriguing possibility is air pollution, specifically inhalable particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5). This type of pollution has