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This guide is designed to help local public health officials prepare for smoke events, to take measures to protect the public when smoke is present, and communicate with the public about wildfire smoke and health. The 2016 version has been updated with...

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Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background. Wildfires are anticipated to be more frequent and intense under climate change. As a result, wildfires may emit more air pollutants that can harm health in communities in the future. The health impacts of wildfire smoke under climate change...

Person: Liu, Mickley, Sulprizio, Yue, Peng, Dominici, Bell
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Wildfire activity is predicted to increase in many parts of the world due to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns from global climate change. Wildfire smoke contains numerous hazardous air pollutants and many studies have...

Person: Reid, Brauer, Johnston, Jerrett, Balmes, Elliott
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A series of presentations in which experts explore the trade-offs between wildfire, prescribed fire, forest health, and public health in a one day public forum. This seminar event was hosted by the University of British Columbia on April 18th, 2016....

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Year: 2016
Type: Website
Source: FRAMES

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to certain sections within the regulations that govern the exclusion of event-influenced air quality data from certain regulatory decisions under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA’s...

Person:
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Little is known about public tolerance of smoke from wildland fires. By combining data from two household surveys, we sought to determine whether tolerance of smoke from wildland fires varies with its origin or managerial rationale, to describe...

Person: Engebretson, Hall, Blades, Olsen, Toman, Frederick
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Working on a wildland fire incident, you are responsible for the safety of yourself and those around you. At high exposure levels, smoke inhalation can jeopardize this safety by impairing your decision-making abilities. If your health is impaired your...

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Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire whirls are powerful, spinning disasters for people and surroundings when they occur in large urban and wildland fires. Whereas fire whirls have been studied for fire-safety applications, previous research has yet to harness their potential burning...

Person: Xiao, Gollner, Oran
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Each year, the general public and wildland firefighters in the US are exposed to smoke from wildland fires. As part of an effort to characterize health risks of breathing this smoke, a review of the literature was conducted using five major databases,...

Person: Adetona, Reinhardt, Domitrovich, Broyles, Adetona, Kleinman, Ottmar, Naeher
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

An assessment of outcomes from research projects funded by the Joint Fire Science Program was conducted to determine whether or not science has been used to inform management and policy decisions and to explore factors that facilitate use of fire...

Person: Hunter
Year: 2016
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES