Fann N, Alman B, Broome RA, Morgan GG, Johnston FH, Pouliot G, Rappold AG

Science of the Total Environment

Published date August 18, 2017

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

  • 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$