Human health effects of wildfire smoke.: H144-123/2024E-PDF

"The objective of this document is to provide a concise weight-of-evidence review of health outcomes associated with exposure to wildfire smoke. Specifically, the goal is to characterize the strength of the evidence for individual health endpoints rather than quantifying the risk level of each outcome. The approach consisted of a review of published systematic reviews, including meta-analyses, of primary studies examining the association between exposure to wildfire smoke and mortality and morbidity outcomes. The primary studies captured in the reviews were conducted in North America, South America, Australia, Europe and Asia. Systematic reviews provide a robust synthesis of available scientific evidence, and are leveraged here to provide a rapid evidence synthesis. …"--Introduction, page 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Health Canada, issuing body.
Title Human health effects of wildfire smoke.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Les effets de la fumée des feux de forêt sur la santé humaine.
"Pub.: 240056"--Verso of cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information Ottawa, ON : Health Canada = Santé Canada, May 2024.
Description 1 online resource (ii, 28 pages) : illustration
ISBN 9780660713793
Catalogue number
  • H144-123/2024E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number 240056
Subject terms Wildfires -- Health aspects.
Forest fires -- Health aspects.
Smoke -- Health aspects.
Particulate matter -- Health aspects.
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