Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke Emissions

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Event Type: 
Non-NEHA Event
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As the start of the summer wildfire season approaches, public officials, communities and individuals need up-to-date wildfire smoke health guidance to protect against related health risks. The 2016 (2017 final version available this fall) Wildfire Smoke: Guide for Public Health Officials serves as an easy-to-use source of information that outlines whose health is most affected by wildfire smoke, how to reduce exposure to smoke, what public health actions are recommended, and how to communicate air quality to the public. This webinar presented by Wayne Cascio, M.D. will highlight updates to the Wildfire Smoke Guide, as well as the Smoke Sense app, which is a mobile application that gets air quality information to people impacted by wildfire smoke, and helps those affected learn ways to protect their health from smoke exposure.

Contact Name: 
Bailey Stearns
US Environmental Protection Agency