Aug 18, 2017
The health impacts and economic value of wildland fire episodes in the U.S.: 2008-2012
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$