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Guidance for cleaner air spaces during wildfire smoke events.: H144-71/2020E-PDF

"This document, which includes detailed guidance and a simplified checklist, provides advice to local jurisdictions that are creating and/or managing community-based cleaner air spaces for wildfire smoke events. It will focus on wildfire smoke, keeping in mind that smoke can also arise from prescribed burns or local fires and may include the combustion products of both natural and manufactured materials. Specific pollutants of concern and their associated health risks will be discussed. To reduce exposure and associated health impacts from these pollutants, infrastructure considerations will be presented and recommendations provided to help maintain clean air within a designated building. Recommendations applying to home environments are also included in the event that people remain at home during a smoke event. Finally, a simplified checklist is included in the appendix, which summarizes the guidance and can be used as a stand-alone tool"--Executive summary, page 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada, issuing body.
Title Guidance for cleaner air spaces during wildfire smoke events.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Lignes directrices relatives aux espaces antifumée pendant les épisodes de fumée de feux de forêt.
"Publication date: September 2020."
"Pub.: 200175."
Issued also in HTML format.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-17).
Publishing information Ottawa, ON : Health Canada = Santé Canada, 2020.
Description 1 online resource (19 pages) : colour illustration
ISBN 9780660359410
Catalogue number
  • H144-71/2020E-PDF
Subject terms Buildings -- Smoke control systems -- Canada.
Indoor air quality -- Canada.
Smoke -- Health aspects.
Wildfires -- Health aspects.
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