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The Chemistry of Urban Wildfires: An Information-Gathering Session
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine are hosting a workshop convening experts to discuss the impacts of fires at the wildland-urban interface.
How do fires at the wildland-urban interface (WUI) differ from wildland fires? And how does understanding these differences change how we mitigate fires and their impacts on families and communities?
The study The Chemistry of Urban Wildfires will examine these questions. Join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 for an all-day virtual information-gathering workshop that will help inform the study committee as they identify information gaps and future research needs in the chemistry of fires at the wildland-urban interface.
The specific goals of this workshop are to hear from leaders in the field in order to better understand (1) the composition of residential materials and their combustion products, (2) the sources of emissions and potential exposures, (3) the chemical processes involved and (4) data gaps and research needs that remain.