June 14, 2018 / Modified jun 14, 2018 3:39 p.m.

Episode 135: Research Extends Occupational Safety Concerns to Small Businesses in Tucson

What's in your walls at work?

AZSCI Beamer Mold Workplaces are often home to a variety of harmful contaminants. Paloma Beamer is hoping her research can help avoid exposure to these environmental hazards.

Paloma Beamer is researching potential exposure of people to environmental contaminants in offices and businesses. Her research focuses on understanding how individuals are exposed to environmental contaminants and the health risks of these exposures with a special focus on vulnerable populations, including children, low-wage immigrant workers, Native Americans and those in the US-Mexico Border Region. The ultimate goal of her work is to develop more effective interventions and policies for prevention of avoidable cases of certain diseases such as asthma.

In this episode:

Paloma Beamer, Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Arizona
Tim Swindle, Ph.D., Director and Head of the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab

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