August 23, 2023

Wildfires Impact on Human Health and Safety Tips


In recent years, there has been a concerning increase in the number and frequency of intense wildfires worldwide caused by climate change. With global temperatures rising, the urgency to reduce the effect of wildfires on our health has never been more pressing.

This blog post explores the impact of wildfires on air quality and public health, innovative solutions, and safety measures to counter the negative effects.

What Pollutants Are Released into the Atmosphere by Wildfires?
CO2 (Carbon Dioxide),PM2.5 (Particulate Matter), CO (Carbon Monoxide), NOx (Nitrogen Oxides), VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons)
Who Are the Vulnerable Populations?
Pregnant women. Children. Individuals with respiratory conditions. Elderly individuals
Public Health Impact of Wildfire Smoke
The Washington Post   |   Volcanic eruptions
Older Adult Fire Death Risk   |   The National Center for Biotechnology Information
The National Center for Biotechnology Information   |   The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires
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NASA FIRMS   |   Copernicus Emergency Management Services   |   EPA Fire and Smoke Map
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Protective Measures
Keep windows and doors closed. Limit outdoor activities, especially vigorous exercise. Wear N95 or P100 respirators. Use air purifiers. Drink plenty of water. Don’t turn on A/C during wildfires
Importance of Monitoring Air Quality During Wildfires
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