On February 19, Salmon-Safe and  Salmon-Safe BC presented an online session with WSU’s Dr. Jenifer McIntyre introducing the groundbreaking new research related to tire dust killing coho salmon returning to urban waterways. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington and Washington State University have discovered a chemical in tires that kills the fish before they can spawn. Read the article in the Seattle Times.

Car Tires & Salmon: the Latest Science

About the primary presenter:

Jenifer McIntyre, Ph.D., Washington State University
An assistant Professor of Aquatic Toxicology at Washington State University, Dr. McIntyre’s research specialty is the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and green infrastructure biological effectiveness for preventing toxicity to aquatic animals.

Questions about Salmon-Safe’s work on the tire issue? Contact Dan Kent.