Respiratory and mental health effects of wildfires: an ecological study in Galician municipalities (north-west Spain)

  title={Respiratory and mental health effects of wildfires: an ecological study in Galician municipalities (north-west Spain)},
  author={F. Caama{\~n}o-Isorna and A. Figueiras and I. Sastre and A. Montes-Mart{\'i}nez and M. Taracido and M. Pi{\~n}eiro-Lamas},
  journal={Environmental Health},
  pages={48 - 48}
  • F. Caamaño-Isorna, A. Figueiras, +3 authors M. Piñeiro-Lamas
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • BackgroundDuring the summer of 2006, a wave of wildfires struck Galicia (north-west Spain), giving rise to a disaster situation in which a great deal of the territory was destroyed. Unlike other occasions, the wildfires in this case also threatened farms, houses and even human lives, with the result that the perception of disaster and helplessness was the most acute experienced in recent years. This study sought to analyse the respiratory and mental health effects of the August-2006 fires… CONTINUE READING
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