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Climate change. Food access. Water quality. The world needs bold leaders willing to take on urgent environmental issues more than ever. At SEAS, we're focusing on the future - transforming research into action to create a healthier planet for all.

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 Firewood is loaded into the rudimentary mud ovens, and trays of fish are stacked on top for smoking, which is done to preserve the fish. Photo by Pam Jagger, University of Michigan.

Fish smoking in coastal Ghana linked to high pollutant exposures, elevated health burden

U-M researchers and their colleagues looked at the air pollutant exposures and health symptoms experienced by fish smokers in two coastal cities in the West African nation of Ghana. The researchers found that exposure to both carbon monoxide and particulate matter (specifically, small airborne particles called PM2.5 that include soot, smoke and dust) was 2.6 times greater among fish smokers than in the control group. 


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"To be a black person is to come from a long bloodline of survivors and storytellers, with a resilience that people can't even comprehend." - Lena Waithe

In SEAS's commitment towards decolonizing and creating a more equitable world, we want to acknowledge and rectify the erasure and minimization of black and indigenous environmentalists in conservation. We commit to promoting prominent black environmental historians and authors through our coursework and programming.