Air Quality

USEPA Webinar: Smoke Sense Project 2018

Join us for a webinar to hear about the 2018 Smoke Sense mobile application update. In this webinar, we will discuss some preliminary data and feedback from the 2017 pilot, and provide information about the 2018 update to the application with a live demo of it's new features.

Smoke Sense is a citizen science, crowdsourcing research project developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency researchers whose primary objective is to raise awareness and answer research questions related to:

Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

11AM PST/ 2PM EST Monday, October 1, 2018

 Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

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Learn about the latest research on the various health effects of wildfire smoke exposure. Dr. Colleen Reid, assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires.

California Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness and Resources

California Wildfires: Emergency Preparedness and Helpful Resources

Firefighters battling wildfire

Firefighters are battling a total of 17 fires ravaging throughout California, including the Mendocino Complex Fire. The blaze has nearly doubled in size, making it the largest in the state’s history.

Environmental Health professionals are critical to ensuring the best practices are implemented to ensure that everyone in California has access to clean air. NEHA pledges our support in assisting them in any way possible.

NEHA and its members are deeply concerned for the people of California whose lives have been severely impacted by the wildfires. We stand ready to help as the smoke creates unlivable conditions for many towns and cities in the surrounding areas.

We are committed to working closely with the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) and other organizations as they struggle with the aftermath. Below are helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, California Air Resources Board, and California Department of Public Health. These resources were created to assist environmental health professionals with emergency preparedness after a wildfire or mass fire.

​Resources for Local Health Departments

Helicopter pours water over wildfire












Resources for the Public

Resources From NEHA's Journal of Environmental Health