Crowd sourcing to Understand Wildfire Smoke Health Effects

Crowd sourcing to Understand Wildfire Smoke Health Effects

Published on 11 February 2022
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Crowd Sourcing to Understand Wildfire Smoke Health Effects
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By Susana Miguel
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Smoke Sense is a crowd sourcing initiative that leverages individual citizen scientists’ anonymous observations of wildfire smoke and its health effects to increase participants’ understanding about smoke exposures and how they impact communities.
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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.
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In conclusion, Smoke Sense Smoke Sense has the purpose of increasing public awareness and engagement related to wildfire smoke health risks. Specifically, this computing innovation is to understand the extent that exposure to wild land 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, benefiting the public.
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... and finally
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Thank you :)