ABSTRACT

Wildfire Smoke Factsheet: Protect Yourself from Ash   [open pdf - 846KB]

From the Document: "Protect yourself from harmful ash when you clean up after a wildfire. Cleanup work can expose you to ash and other products of the fire that may irritate your eyes, nose, or skin and cause coughing and other health effects. Ash inhaled deeply into lungs may cause asthma attacks and make it difficult to breathe. Ash is made up of larger and tiny particles (dust, dirt, and soot). Ash deposited on surfaces both indoors and outdoors can be inhaled if it becomes airborne when you clean up. Ash from burned structures is generally more hazardous than forest ash."

Report Number:
EPA- 452/F-18-004; Environmental Protection Agency- 452/Factsheet-18-004
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Publishing Office: https://www.gpo.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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