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Wildfires and the Community Health Vulnerability Index Webinar Slides

WildfireOn May 16, 2018, this webinar provided an overview of wildfire smoke resources, including the Community Health Vulnerability Index and the Smoke Sense App. Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained public health professionals’ and organizations’ attentions. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events. 

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