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Environmental & Occupational Health Resources


Wildfire Smoke: A Guide for Public Health Officials: wildfiresmoke.pdf(PDF)

The CDC/NIOSH Fighting Wildfires website contains key resources regarding heat stress and safety/health, including information about cleanup activities after a fire.  http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/firefighting/

OSHA maintains a website dedicated to wildfires, with response, recovery and resource information:  http://www.osha.gov/dts/wildfires/index.html 

CDPHE’s Air Quality Division has a webpage on the topic of health and smoke information, and links to general wildfire information:  http://www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx 

National Jewish Health (in Denver) also has a website dedicated to respiratory health related to wildfire smoke exposure:  http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2012/wildfire-smoke/ 

CDPHE’s COHELP line at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC) has FAQs and will answer caller’s questions both about air quality concerns and the safety issues:  COHelp  1-877-462-2911

 
 
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