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Firefighters in the line of duty are exposed to many hazardous air toxics released from burning vegetation and other materials that may cause severe health risks. Current literature does not consider complex mixtures and cumulative impacts of these air...

Person: MacSween, Paton-Walsh, Roulston, Guérette, Edwards, Reisen, Desservettaz, Cameron, Young, Kubistin
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed fires in forest ecosystems can negatively impact human health and safety by transporting smoke downwind into nearby communities. Smoke transport to communities is known to occur around Bend, Oregon, United States of America (USA), where...

Person: Miller, O'Neill, Rorig, Alvarado
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildland fire is a major producer of aerosols from combustion of vegetation and soils, but little is known about the abundance and composition of smoke’s biological content. Bioaerosols, or aerosols derived from biological sources, may be a significant...

Person: Kobziar, Pingree, Watts, Nelson, Dreaden, Ridout
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfire smoke is typically a mixture of water vapor, gases, fine particles, and trace minerals from burning fuels like trees and vegetation, other organic components, and, sometimes, building materials.

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Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from many sources, including wildland fire. VOCs have received heightened emphasis due to such gases' influential role in the atmosphere, as well as possible health effects. We have used extractive infrared...

Person: Scharko, Oeck, Tonkyn, Baker, Lincoln, Chong, Corcoran, Burke, Weise, Myers, Banach, Griffith, Johnson
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Our project examines the association between percent African American and smoke pollution in the form of prescribed burn-sourced, fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the U.S. state of Georgia for 2018. (1) Background: African Americans constitute 32.4%...

Person: Johnson-Gaither, Afrin, Garcia-Menendez, Odman, Huang, Goodrick, da Silva
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

One of the most important topics today is the issue of wildfires and smoke in our Valley. Chris Chambers, The Wildlife Division Chief and Merv George the Forest supervisor on the rogue River Siskiyou National Forest are the perfect pair to speak to...

Person: George, Chambers
Year: 2019
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

In this study we identify pyrolysis gases from prescribed burns conducted in pine forests with a shrub understory captured using a manual extraction device. The device selectively sampled emissions ahead of the flame front, minimizing the collection of...

Person: Scharko, Oeck, Myers, Tonkyn, Banach, Baker, Lincoln, Chong, Corcoran, Burke, Ottmar, Restaino, Weise, Johnson
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Prescribed burning is an essential tool for forest and rangeland management that requires specific weather conditions to enable the efficient and safe application of fire. Prescribed burning is often limited by the ability to find suitable burn-days...

Person: Chiodi, Larkin, Varner, Hiers
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

There is an urgent need for next-generation smoke research and forecasting (SRF) systems to meet the challenges of the growing air quality, health and safety concerns associated with wildland fire emissions. This review paper presents simulations and...

Person: Liu, Kochanski, Baker, Mell, Linn, Paugam, Mandel, Fournier, Jenkins, Goodrick, Achtemeier, Zhao, Ottmar, French, Larkin, Brown, Hudak, Dickinson, Potter, Clements, Urbanski, Prichard, Watts, McNamara
Year: 2019
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES