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As we enter the wildfire season in the northern hemisphere, the potential for a dangerous interaction between SARS-CoV-2 and smoke pollution should be recognized and acknowledged. This is challenging because the public health threat of COVID-19 is...

Person: Henderson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Air quality monitors using low-cost optical PM2.5 sensors can track the dispersion of wildfire smoke; but quantitative hazard assessment requires a smoke-specific adjustment factor (AF). This study determined AFs for three professional-grade devices...

Person: Delp, Singer
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

This webinar from the APHA Center for Climate, Health and Equity discussed wildfire smoke and its public health impacts with a focus on health equity. Presenters:

  • Described the public health impacts of wildfire smoke.
  • Identified...
Person: Patel, Barrett, Cascio, Nootz
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Fire is one of the major issues facing Southeast Asian peatlands causing socio-economic, human health and climate crises. Many of these fires in the region are associated with land clearing or management practices for oil palm plantations. Here we...

Person: Dhandapani, Evers
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Studies of the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols, rain water and snow in various regions of the globe quite often show the presence of pyridine and a number of its low mass derivatives. Nevertheless, the sources of those compounds in the...

Person: Kosyakov, Ul'yanovskii, Latkin, Pokryshkin, Berzhonskis, Polyakova, Lebedev
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Almost every year, First Nations are evacuated in Canada because of wildfire proximity and smoke. Dynamics of wildfires, and remote locations, unique sociocultural characteristics, and limited emergency management resources present challenges for...

Person: Mottershead, McGee, Christianson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Biomonitoring of exposures to toxic contaminants from environmental smoke is important given their deleterious impacts on human health, including cardiorespiratory diseases and cancer. This is particularly relevant for firefighters who are prone to...

Person: Gill, Britz-McKibbin
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

First Nation reserves in Canada are at high risk from wildfires, with many evacuated every year. There is a need to understand how First Nations are affected by wildfire evacuations to identify ways to reduce negative impacts. The First Nations...

Person: McGee
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Ever since colonial times, the rural inhabitants of Guinea-Bissau have been blamed for lighting uncontrolled fires all over the country. Based on in-depth ethnographic research in two regions, a country-level rapid rural appraisal, and analysis of...

Person: Temudo, Oom, Pereira
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Aerosols emitted from wildfires could significantly affect global climate through perturbing global radiation balance. In this study, the Community Earth System Model with prescribed daily fire aerosol emissions is used to investigate fire aerosols’...

Person: Jiang, Yang, Liu, Qian, Zhang, Wang, Li, Wang, Lu
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES