Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke Need for Research and Application
Media Type: Presentation
  • Wayne E. Cascio
    Environmental Protection Agency
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Date: April 20, 2015

Cataloging Information

  • air pollution
  • firefighter health
  • health effects
  • PM - particulate matter
  • respiratory illness
  • wood smoke
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Record Last Modified: September 8, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 23735


An overview of the occupational, clinical and epidemiologic evidence of smoke related health effects. The presentation illustrates common biological pathways to adverse health outcomes possibly shared between smoke and other sources of air pollution and identified the areas of further research needs; in population and occupational settings, the need to better understand the toxicology of smoke, and the need to develop and adopt new technologies to improve communications and protect public health during smoke episodes.

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