When the dust settles

Isley, Dr Cynthia Faye1

1Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Driving, mining, bushfires – they all make the dust fly. We can’t see the tiny particles, but given enough of them, dust turns the sky brown and makes surfaces in our homes look dirty. It permeates our existence: we breathe it, eat it, touch it. It can affect our health.
Dust has a story to tell. Outdoors, it reflects city life, local industry and transport. Indoors, it can tell me how old your house is, where and with whom you live. Dust from bushfires unlocks pollution secrets from decades ago.
Come and hear the hidden secrets of dust.

Biography to come

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