Impact of four large fires on air quality in Sardinia (Italy)
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Grazia Pellizzaro; Valentina Bacciu; Carla Scarpa; Bachisio Arca; Michele Salis; Marcello Casula; Liliana Del Giudice; Matilde Schirru; Fabrizio Pedes; Annalisa Canu
Publication Year: 2022

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • fire emission
  • fires impacts
  • Italy
  • Mediterranean vegetation
  • PM2.5
  • International
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Record Last Modified: February 20, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 67558


Fires are an integral part of Mediterranean ecosystems, where they have played an ecological role for thousands of years. Nevertheless, fires also have a series of negative and significant impacts on people, properties, and the environment, with disastrous consequences on structures, habitat, and loss of human life. Fires also emit significant quantities of smoke and numerous pollutants such as carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter (PM) that affect air quality and can threaten human health, aggravating chronic heart and lung diseases.

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Pellizzaro, Grazia; Bacciu, Valentina; Scarpa, Carla; Arca, Bachisio; Salis, Michele; Casula, Marcello; Del Giudice, Liliana; Schirru, Matilde; Pedes, Fabrizio; Canu, Annalisa. 2022. Impact of four large fires on air quality in Sardinia (Italy). Environmental Sciences Proceedings 17(1):93.

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