air pollution, air quality, climate change, indoor air, indoor air quality, wildfiresWildfires and Children's Health

Large forest fires in the western United States have been more frequent in recent years and many have been much more devastating. With a changing climate this is likely to continue or worsen.  Because children breathe more air per minute than adults, and have lungs that are still developing, they are especially vulnerable to health effects during wildfires, especially children that are very young or who already have respiratory diseases.  Explore these resources to learn more about wildfire and air quality data as well as associated health effects. Learn more here.