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Wildfire Smoke A Guide for Public Health Officials. July 2001. Composition of Smoke. Carbon dioxide, water vapor, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, hydrocarbons and other organics, nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. Health Effects of Smoke. Particulate Matter Carbon Monoxide Acrolein

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Wildfire Smoke

A Guide for

Public Health Officials

July 2001


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Composition of Smoke

Carbon dioxide, water vapor, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, hydrocarbons and other organics, nitrogen oxides and trace minerals.


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Health Effects of Smoke

Particulate Matter

Carbon Monoxide

Acrolein

Formaldehyde

Benzene


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Sensitive Populations

Asthma and Respiratory Disease

Cardiovascular Disease

The Elderly

Children

Smokers




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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors


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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors

Air Conditioners


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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors

Air Conditioners

In Vehicles


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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors

Air Conditioners

In Vehicles

Air Cleaners


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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors

Air Conditioners

In Vehicles

Air Cleaners

Reduce Activity


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Specific Strategies

Staying Indoors

Air Conditioners

In Vehicles

Air Cleaners

Reduce Activity

Reduce Other Sources of Pollution



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Specific Strategies

Masks

Clean Air Sanctuaries


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Specific Strategies

Masks

Clean Air Sanctuaries

Closures


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Specific Strategies

Masks

Clean Air Sanctuaries

Closures

Evacuation


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Resources

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

EPA/University of Washington Fire, Smoke and Health Website

National Fire Weather

National Weather Service

National Wildland Fire Information

Forest Service Wildland Fire Morning Report

Current Map of Large Fires

Satellite Images of Fires


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