Professor of Chemistry Michelle Francl is among the experts NPR interviewed to explain the chemical reaction and health implications from the fires at a flooded Texas chemical plant in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
From the article:
"It doesn't matter whether it was a chemical plant or not, the issues are real," Francl said. "People's lungs are irritated. There's a lot of unknown stuff floating around. Irritants can damage your lungs."
Bryn Mawr’s Chemistry Department has a more than century-long tradition of combining high quality, visible research programs with excellent teaching. The Chemistry Department seeks to provide a supportive and rigorous curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level to students having diverse preparation and diverse goals.