Wendy Heiger Bernays


Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA


  1. Penn S, Arunachalam S, Tripodis Y, Heiger Bernays W, Levy J. A comparison between monitoring and dispersion modeling approaches to assess the impact of aviation on concentrations of black carbon and nitrogen oxides at Los Angeles International Airport. Sci Total Environ. 2015;527-528:47-55 pubmed publisher
    ..Aggregate concentration comparisons are similar, though diurnal patterns show potential weaknesses in near-field dispersion, treatment of overnight conditions, and emission inventory accuracy. ..
  2. Kponee K, Chiger A, Kakulu I, Vorhees D, Heiger Bernays W. Petroleum contaminated water and health symptoms: a cross-sectional pilot study in a rural Nigerian community. Environ Health. 2015;14:86 pubmed publisher
    ..The ongoing exposure and these pilot study results highlight the need for more refined investigation as recommended by UNEP. ..
  3. Carignan C, Fang M, Stapleton H, Heiger Bernays W, McClean M, Webster T. Urinary biomarkers of flame retardant exposure among collegiate U.S. gymnasts. Environ Int. 2016;94:362-368 pubmed publisher
    ..Such exposures are likely widespread, as we identified flame retardants in 89% of foam samples collected from gyms across the U.S. ..
  4. Penn S, Boone S, Harvey B, Heiger Bernays W, Tripodis Y, Arunachalam S, et al. Modeling variability in air pollution-related health damages from individual airport emissions. Environ Res. 2017;156:791-800 pubmed publisher
    ..5 for VOCs, with strong seasonality and influence of ambient concentrations. Our findings reinforce the importance of location- and source-specific health damage functions in design of health-maximizing emissions control policies. ..