Massive and unprecedented wildfire activity spanning the west coast of the United States has displaced thousands from their homes and exposed millions to the worst air quality in the world. What impact have these events had on the health of people in the region – the people directly in harm's way, the brave individuals helping to fight the fires, and the millions exposed to polluted air?
What do these health impacts tell us about a future warmer world in which large and intense wildfires will become more common? How can local, state, and federal agencies respond? Experts that participated in this webinar hosted by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment discussed new evidence on the health impacts of exposure to wildfire and wildfire smoke, and implications for what individuals and policymakers can do to reduce impacts, now and in the future. For more Stanford wildfire resources and links to video from past events, visit: wildfire.stanford.edu
Stanford Researchers Discuss Wildfires’ Health Impacts | Stanford News | Q&A with Stanford Medicine's Kari Nadeau and Mary Prunicki
Conversations on Climate Challenges: Wildfire Policy and Public Health | Resource Magazine | Conversation with Kari Nadeau
Stanford Water Expert Discusses Wildfire’s Threat to Water Quality | Stanford News | Q&A with Newsha Ajami
Wildfire Smoke Worse for Kids’ Health than Smoke from Controlled Burns | Stanford Medicine News