Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT.
About the meeting:
California is experiencing another historic year for wildfires, leading to the destruction of homes and structures, the displacement of residents, and lives lost. The resulting wildfire smoke covered much of the state, resulting in unhealthy air that impacted millions across California and beyond. Wildfire smoke contains air pollutants that can lead to eye and respiratory tract irritation, reduced lung function, exacerbation of asthma and other lung and pulmonary issues, worsening of cardiovascular diseases, and premature death. The people most vulnerable to the health impacts of wildfire smoke include children, older adults, people with chronic health conditions, outdoor workers, and others.
In order to address these challenges, this virtual meeting of the Public Health Workgroup of the California Climate Action Team (CAT-PHWG) will focus on ways to protect communities from the health impacts of wildfire smoke, discuss guidance, resources and recent health effects research, and provide an opportunity for public input.
An agenda and additional details are forthcoming, and will be posted here.