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EAU CLAIRE -— The health risks caused by airborne particles around sand plants and mines will be discussed at a program of the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club, at 7:30 PM Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eau Claire.
Dr. Crispin Pierce of UWEC will discuss the air quality issues caused by sand mines and processing plants. He’ll look at what the particles are, how they are caused, and what the results of a recent study has shown the current levels to be. He’ll also suggest what communities can do to protect against potential health effects.
Results of a pilot study of airborne particulates around frac sand operations will be published next year in a peer-reviewed professional journal. The study, led by Dr. Pierce, concluded that continued monitoring of the smallest particles around sand sites is needed to ensure compliance and protect public health.
Dr. Pierce is Associate Professor and Program Director of the Environmental Public Health program at UWEC.
There is no fee for the presentation which is open to the public. The Unitarian Universalist Church is at 421 S. Farwell St. in Eau Claire. For more information contact Paul Hoff, 715-834-5418, or email@example.com.