Wildfire Smoke
A Guide for Public Health Officials
Revised May 2016
Ihe Wildfire Smoke Guide is designed to help local public health officials prepare
for wildfire smoke events and take measures to protect the public. Ihe guide
provides information on:
*	Composition and characterization of wildfire smoke
*	Health effects of smoke
*	Sensitive populations
*	Strategies to reduce smoke exposure
*	Communicating particulate matter levels
*	Recommendations for public health actions
The revised guide has been developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Institute of Occupational
Safety and Health; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Lawrence Berkeley national Laboratory; U.S. Forest Service; Pediatric
Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU); and the California Air Resources Board and Department of Public Health.