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Wildfires & Health

Special Alert - Wildfires And Health

*Special message for those affected by wildfires across North America*

Links to news and official websites on how to protect your health from  wildfire fallout during and after. Also, testing water and soil for contamination after a wildfire, and a project on well water decontamination.

Returning to your home after a wildfire - MyHealthAlberta

Water Quality After a Wildfire - California Water Science Center

Toxic Pollutants in Wildfire Ash - Vancouver Sun

How Nova Scotia Fires Will Affect the Healthcare System - Observer

Health Officials Warn About Air Quality in NS Fires - CTV News

Protecting yourself from wildfire smoke - Government of Canada

Protecting Cardiovascular Health from Wildfire Smoke - Circulation journal

Wildfire: Its Effects on Drinking Water Quality - British Columbia. Healthlink

Wildfire impacts on Drinking Water Systems - Oregon Health Authority

Research project underway to prepare water utilities for wildfire events

 

For healthy buildings in general., download free booklet

Wildfires and Health Special Section

 

Links to news and official websites on protecting your health during and after wildfires. Includes tips on testing water and soil for contamination after a wildfire, and well water decontamination. Also, what happens in the rush to rebuild?

After a wildfire - Cleaning Up, Going Back Home, & Recovery

CTV News -  Going back home - w

Wildfire smoke is in our homes. Here's how to clear out toxic particles

Returning home after wildfire evacuation - Nova Scotia Government

Returning to your home after a wildfire - MyHealthAlberta

Water Quality After a Wildfire - California Water Science Center

Wildfire: Its Effects on Drinking Water Quality - British Columbia. Healthlink

Wildfire impacts on Drinking Water Systems - Oregon Health Authority

 

Rebuilding & Prevention

Homebuilders Association warns wildfire rebuild process will not be easy

A village destroyed by fire vowed to rebuild the right way. Then the fights began.

Use of Compost and Mulch Products on Fire-Damaged Land

Rebuilding for a Resilient Recovery after wildfires

Put out wildfires before they begin with Indigenous fire stewardship

Research project underway to prepare water utilities for wildfire events

For healthy buildings that improve air quality. download free booklet

 

 

 

Health effects & protection during a fire

Toxic Pollutants in Wildfire Ash - Vancouver Sun

How Nova Scotia Fires Will Affect the Healthcare System - Observer

Health Officials Warn About Air Quality in NS Fires - CTV News

Protecting yourself from wildfire smoke - Government of Canada

Protecting Cardiovascular Health from Wildfire Smoke - Circulation journal

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Photo by Brendan O'Reilly.

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