Citizen Science Examines Smoke On Our Produce

Dec 5, 2018

The wildfires in our region produce smoke and concerns about the smoke, mostly about breathing it.  But we've explored the issue of "smoke taint" on wine grapes as well. 

And there are additional concerns about what the wildfire smoke might deposit on other fruits and vegetables growing on farms and in gardens.  Will the lettuce or the tomatoes make you sick? 

Probably not, says a preliminary review produced by citizen science out of the University of California Cooperative Extension in Sonoma County. 

Vanessa Raditz and Julie Van Soelen talk to us about who assisted in the project, and what they found.  

 

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