The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development hosted a web summit June 12-13, 2019, to share information about the effectiveness of air filtration to improve indoor air during wildland fire smoke events. The summit consisted of four topic-based sessions: Setting the Stage, Insights from Public Health Agencies, and State of Technology to Improve Air During High Outdoor Pollution Concentrations Part I and Part II. Each of the web summit’s four sessions contained engaging presentations and discussions regarding the health impacts of wildland fire smoke, community preparedness, and filtration methods to reduce indoor air pollution during smoke events.
Experts from EPA, other federal and state agencies and universities in indoor air quality provided a total of 15 presentations. The presentations are being made available on this web page as they become available.
Learn more about EPA's Wildland Fire Research.
- Portable Air Cleaners, Cardiovascular Health, and Fetal Growth: Results from Randomized Studies in Canada and Mongolia - Ryan Allen (PDF)(22 pp, 1 MB)
- Reducing Exposure to Air Pollution by Improving Indoor Air Quality - Joe Beres (PDF)(27 pp, 2 MB)
- Does Indoor Air Filtration Improve Health? - Mike Bergin (PDF)(17 pp, 1 MB)
- Filters in Our Lives, Decreasing Our Exposure to Wildland Smoke - Kris Ray (PDF)(21 pp, 1 MB)
- Potential Health Impacts of Particles and Gases Emitted by Wildfires - Jeff Wagner (PDF)(18 pp, 3 MB)
- Health Benefits and Cost Estimates of Filtration Interventions During 2003 Southern California Wildfires - Rengie Chan (PDF)(22 pp, 4 MB)
- Mitigation Measures in Missoula County: A Look at Smoke-readiness in Missoula County, Montana - Sarah Coefield (PDF)(33 pp, 2 MB)
- Residential Forced Air Systems During Extreme Events: Help or Hindrance? - Jeff Siegel (PDF)(17 pp, 4 MB)
- Reducing Exposure to Wildfire Smoke - Jeff Williams (PDF)(27 pp, 2 MB)
- Wildfire Smoke is the Worst Kind of House Guest - Sarah Henderson (PDF)(18 pp, 2 MB)
- Wildfire Smoke and Public Health, Why is the EPA Concerned? - Wayne Cascio (PDF)(27 pp, 3 MB)
- Challenges in Protecting Health in Wildfire Smoke Response in Washington: A Growing List of Questions - Julie Fox (PDF)(31 pp, 2 MB)
- Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program - Pete Lahm (PDF)(16 pp, 2 MB)