Air Quality

How indoor and outdoor air quality affect the quality of life for New Jersey's residents is a key area of focus at the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES). Poor indoor air quality has been linked as a trigger for asthma, especially for children, and exposure to airborne fine particles is associated with increased respiratory and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Ongoing research provides linkages between sources and exposure to fine particles needed to improve public health protection. Research in these areas investigate the sources of air pollution by using indoor, outdoor, and personal exposure concentrations. The results are used by residents, and state and federal agencies in regulatory decision making.


Barbara Turpin
Environmental Sciences Department

  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences