air pollution

Pesticide and Pollutant Exposure

WCAHS Pesticide Exposure Research 

WCAHS has a long history of studying pesticide exposure and occupational safety. Pesticides are an essential part of farming but can cause serious health problems if safety precautions are not taken to limit exposure.

From Scorpions to Asthma: An interview with Alex Castañeda, WCAHS Seed Grant Award Winner

January 03, 2014

Alex Castañeda is a 4th year UC Davis graduate student. He was awarded a 2013-2014 WCAHS Seed Grant to help him study air pollution and asthma. Below, he talks about what led him to love science and work to improve agricultural health and safety.

Favorite high school subject: “Biology. My high school biology teacher was passionate about making students learn the material, not just memorize it.”

Handling Ag Needs & Demands While Maintaining Compliance

August 30, 2013

A major research interest of mine is how we handle agricultural needs and demands while maintaining compliance with the federal air quality standards for the country. Research that we do at the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) in collaboration with the Air Quality Research Center at the University of California, Davis, proposes new and novel methods to determine from where particulate matter (PM) arises.