Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure

  title={Critical Review of Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke Exposure},
  author={Colleen E Reid and Michael Brauer and Fay H. Johnston and Michael Jerrett and John R Balmes and Catherine T. Elliott},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Wildfire activity is predicted to increase in many parts of the world due to changes in temperature and precipitation patterns from global climate change. Wildfire smoke contains numerous hazardous air pollutants and many studies have documented population health effects from this exposure. OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the evidence of health effects from exposure to wildfire smoke and to identify susceptible populations. METHODS We reviewed the scientific literature for studies… CONTINUE READING


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