Wildland Fires and Air Pollution (FSN,Wupload,FSV)
Elsevier Science | December 4, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0080556094 | 686 pages | PDF | 33.61 MB
The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a public health challenge. Fuels treatments proposed for National Forests are intended to reduce fuel accumulations and wildfire frequency and severity, as well as to protect property located in the wild land-urban interface. However, prescribed fires produce gases and aerosols that have instantaneous and long-term effects on air quality. If fuels treatment are not conducted, however, then wild land fires become more severe and frequent causing worse public health and wellfare effects.