Aug 18, 2017

The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008-2012

by
Fann N, Alman B, Broome RA, Morgan GG, Johnston FH, Pouliot G, Rappold AG
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Science of the Total Environment
  • Wildland fires adversely affect air quality and health in the U.S.
  • Between 2008 and 2012, fires increased PM2.5 levels in the Northwest and Southeast
  • We estimate thousands of premature deaths and illnesses from these episodes
  • The economic value of these impacts is in the tens to hundreds of billions of US$