Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wildfire smoke "Twitter chat", Monday Aug. 22 at 10:30am.

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We may luck out this year and not experience the severity of wildfire smoke that blanketed large parts of Washington in recent summers, but you may have lingering questions about how smoke can affect health.  If so, there is a unique opportunity to join a live "Twitter chat" at 10:30 am PDT Monday, Aug. 22. where EPA research cardiologist Dr. Wayne Cascio and health effects scientist Susan Stone will be joined by experts from the U.S. Forest Service and the Centers for Disease Control to discuss:

  • What we know about wildfire smoke and health
  • How to find out if wildfire smoke is affecting air quality where you live
  • What steps you can take, before and during a fire, to protect your health
  • Efforts by the Forest Service to supplement what state and local authorities do already to help the public

Tweet your own questions during the chat by using the #WildfireSmoke hashtag.  

Follow @EPAair and @FSNIFC, and the #WildfireSmoke hashtag to join the conversation.

Learn more at EPA's Our Planet, Our Home blog

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