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The Chemistry of Urban Wildfires: Committee Meeting 5

January 12, 2022 - January 13, 2022

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This is a closed meeting of the committee on The Chemistry of Urban Wildfires.

Destructive fires at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) have burned thousands of acres of residential space in recent years.  This study will convene experts to examine the chemical processes that occur during urban wildfires, the identity of resulting chemicals, and what is known about human exposure pathways. The committee will also identify challenges in data collection and potential knowledge gaps. The final report will provide decision-makers with recommendations for additional chemistry research needed to inform their work to mitigate the adverse chemical impacts of wildfires at the WUI.

The committee is sponsored by the CDC, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Please visit NASEM’s The Chemistry of Urban Wildfires website for more information.


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)
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