EPA researchers initiated a citizen science project called Smoke Sense. This project has two broad objectives. The first to increase awareness of the known health effects associated with exposure to wildfire smoke. The second is to further advance the scientific understanding of that relationship, specifically to:
- Understand the subclinical health impacts of wildland fire smoke
- Discover how people protect their health during smoke exposure
- Develop effective strategies to communicate health risks from smoke exposure
Individuals who want to contribute to science can participate in the study by using the Smoke Sense app, a publicly available mobile application on the Google Play Store and the App Store.