New York City is making headlines with air pollution rated among the world's worst. Smoke has wafted down from wildfires across Quebec, containing small particulate matter that is damaging to respiratory health.
Air pollution expert Dr Christine Cowie is available for media enquiries. Dr Cowie is an environmental epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow with the UNSW South West Sydney Clinical School and the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR) and is affiliated with the NHMRC CRE Centre for Safe Air.
Dr Cowie's major research focus is in quantifying the health effects of air pollution exposures and developing appropriate tools for exposure measurement. Dr Cowie has a special interest in urban exposures including the health effects of traffic related air pollution, and more recently, the effects of woodsmoke pollution, an unrecognised but highly significant urban source of pollution. Additional research interests also include the effects of indoor emissions from gas appliances, bushfire smoke and investigating the potential for health impacts associated with energy transitions.
Dr Cowie can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org and 0411738528.