0.7 micron tar ball, yellow soot particle,
14,000 X magnification.
Photo credit: WWU
– “An up-close look at the smoke we inhaled in Western Washington this summer”
“Not only do we know what we were breathing in this summer when wildfire smoke blanketed Western Washington, we know what the particles look like.
“Using a scanning electron microscope, Dr. Michael Kraft, a research associate at Western Washington University [WWU], was able to capture images of the smoke particles.
“There are two major components to wood smoke, tiny particles and chemicals,” by Kipp Robertson, KING-5 TV News, Seattle.