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Portable air cleaners and landscape fire smoke

PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:23 pm
by Wilberforce ... 016-0198-9
Portable air cleaners should be at the forefront of the public health response
to landscape fire smoke

Prabjit K. BarnEmail author, Catherine T. Elliott, Ryan W. Allen, Tom Kosatsky, Karen Rideout and Sarah B. Henderson

Environmental Health201615:116
DOI: 10.1186/s12940-016-0198-9

Landscape fires can expose communities to high concentrations of PM2.5 and other pollutants. Many well-conducted studies show that PACs can lower indoor PM2.5 exposures and benefit respiratory and cardiovascular health. Public health officials should promote PAC use as a fundamental part of their response to smoke from landscape fires.