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Particulate matter (PM) emissions from vegetation and peat fires in Equatorial Asia cause poor regional air quality. Burning is greatest during drought years, resulting in strong inter-annual variability in emissions. We make the first consistent...

Person: Kiely, Spracklen, Wiedinmyer, Conibear, Reddington, Arnold, Knote, Khan, Latif, Syaufina, Adrianto
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background

Health risks due to particulate matter (PM) from wildfires may differ from risk due to PM from other sources. In places frequently subjected to wildfire smoke, such as Reno, Nevada, it is critical to determine whether wildfire PM...

Person: Kiser, Metcalf, Elhanan, Schnieder, Schlauch, Joros, Petersen, Grzymski
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Alaskan wildfires are becoming more frequent and severe, but very little is known regarding exposure to wildfire smoke, a risk factor for respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses. We estimated long-term, present-day and future exposure to wildfire-...

Person: Woo, Liu, Yue, Mickley, Bell
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Background: Emergency services working to protect communities from harm during wildfires aim to provide regular public advisories on the hazards from fire and smoke. However, there are few studies evaluating the success of public health communications...

Person: Marfori, Campbell, Garvey, McKeown, Veitch, Wheeler, Borchers-Arriagada, Johnston
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

UC Davis research conducted shows that primates exposed to wildfire smoke during infancy experience adverse lung and immune system changes as adults, and their unexposed offspring also have impaired immune responses. Please join us for a research...

Person: Miller
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Background:

Exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during wildfire seasons has been associated with adverse health outcomes. Previous studies have focused on daily exposure, but PM2.5 levels in smoke events can vary considerably within 1 d...

Person: Yao, Brauer, Wei, McGrail, Johnston, Henderson
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Rationale: In late October 2003, Southern California wildfires burned more than 3,000 km2. The wildfires produced heavy smoke that affected several communities participating in the University of Southern California Children's Health Study (CHS).

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Person: Künzli, Avol, Wu, Gauderman, Rappaport, Millstein, Bennion, McConnell, Gilliland, Berhane, Lurmann, Winer, Peters
Year: 2006
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

This webinar is part of NAFSE's Prescribed Fire Science Workshop Webinar Series and provides a broad overview of the process of writing a burn plan before implementing a prescribed fire (or prescribed burn; RxB). It was broadcast on August 13, 2020....

Person: Bailey, O'Brien
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

In the southern hemisphere summer of 2019–20, Australia experienced its most severe bushfire season on record. Smoke from fires affected 80% of the population, with large and prolonged exceedances of the Australian National Air Quality Standard for...

Person: Campbell, Jones, Williamson, Wheeler, Lucani, Bowman, Johnston
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

As COVID-19 cases and wildland fire activity increase across the country, wildland fire personnel are looking for ways to quickly identify cases and prevent the spread of the disease on the fireline. The Southwest Fire Consortium will be hosting a...

Person: Navarro, Piacentino, Viktora, Coil
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES