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|Main Title||Wildfire Smoke. A Guide for Public Health Officials.|
|CORP Author||Washington State Dept. of Health, Spokane. ;California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento. Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. ;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Additional Subjects||Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Health effects ; Wildfires ; Western Region (United States) ; Health risks ; Schools ; Carbon monoxide ; Hazards ; Pollutants ; Risk assessments ; Respiratory diseases ; Toxicity ; Preventiion ; Recommendations ; Smoke exposure|
Smoke rolls into town, blanketing the city, turning on streetlights, creating an eerie and choking fog. Switchboards light up as people look for answers. Citizens want to know what they should do to protect themselves. Schools officials want to know if outdoor events should be cancelled. The news media want to know how dangerous the smoke really is. Smoke events often catch us off-guard. This guide is intended to provide local public health officials with the information they need when wildfire smoke is present so they can adequately communicate health risks and precautions to the public. It is the product of a collaborative effort by scientists, air quality specialists and public health professionals from Federal, state and local agencies.