Crowd-sourcing to Understand Wildfire Smoke Health Effects
"Smoke Sense is a crowd sourcing, citizen science research project developed by EPA researchers focused on increasing public awareness and engagement related to wildfire smoke health risks.
Smoke sense allows citizens send
anonymous observations of wildfire
smoke and its health effects. EPA
and other researchers will use the
observations to determine the extent
to which wildfire smoke exposure
affects health and productivity, and
to help develop health risk
communication strategies that improve
public health on smoky days.
Smoke sense increases participants’ understanding about smoke exposures and how they impact communities.
EPA wants to understand the extent that exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity, discover what steps people are willing to take to reduce their exposure, and develop health risk communication strategies that improve public health when there is wildfire smoke.