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Michael Yost

Professor and chair, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Climate and health, COVID-19, Wildfires

Expertise: Agricultural safety and health, ambient air pollutants, children’s health, climate change, diesel exhaust, pesticides, noise, vibration exposure

Michael Yost’s research focuses on developing tools and techniques to measure environmental and occupational exposures using electromagnetic radiation such as ultraviolet, visible and infrared light or lasers. The technology has been applied to monitor pollution from car, train and marine traffic; to measure pesticide drift; and to detect hazardous and concealed materials.

His research also extends to investigating the impacts of climate change, heat events and nanotechnology on human health. He holds eight patents on products and processes.


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