Michelle Rosales, MPH, CIH, is presenting at the 2016 AIHce Conference about Structural Fires in the Wildfires: Resolution of Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns session on Thursday, May 26 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
High profile wildfires are becoming more common in the US. West. Wildfires release smoke that can not only impact nearby proximal structures, but can impact indoor and outdoor environments even at great distances. IHs are commonly tasked to investigate the impacts of smoke within a property and assess the potential health risks and remedial measures. Speakers will present and discuss the techniques available to IHs used for assessing contamination and potential health impacts; analyzing available information; interpreting data; and remediating a structure that has potentially been impacted by a wildfire. The differing techniques and challenges of assessing structural fires will be discussed.