EPA Science Inventory

Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardiopulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed Through Syndromic Surveillance

Citation:

RAPPOLD, A. G., S. STONE, W. CASCIO, L. M. NEAS, J. V. KILARU, M. S. CARRAWAY, J. SZYKMAN, A. Ising, W. E. Cleve, J. T. Meredith, H. Vaughan-Batten, L. Deyneka, AND R. B. DEVLIN. Peat Bog Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Rural North Carolina Is Associated with Cardiopulmonary Emergency Department Visits Assessed Through Syndromic Surveillance . ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, 119(10):1415-1420, (2012).

Description:

In June 2008 burning deposits of peat produced haze and air pollution far in excess of National Ambient Air Quality Standards, encroaching on rural communities of eastern North Carolina (NC). While the association of mortality and morbidity with exposure to urban air pollution is well established, the health effects associated with exposure to wildfire emissions are less understood.

Purpose/Objective:

We investigated the effects of exposure on cardio-respiratory outcomes in the population affected by the fire.

URLs/Downloads:

SZYKMAN 12-019 FINAL JOURNAL ARTICLE WILDFIRE I FINAL.PDF   (PDF,NA pp, 125 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 02/22/2012
Completion Date: 02/22/2012
Record Last Revised: 02/29/2012
Record Created: 02/22/2012
Record Released: 02/22/2012
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 241464

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

LANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION BRANCH (RTP)