Toronto, Ontario — The 2021 wildfire season in North America has so far been one of the worst on record. In Canada, 6,022 wildfires have been reported by the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Center (CIFFC) as of August 23, 2021, and these fires have burned a total of at least 10 million acres.
But the damage caused by wildfires isn’t constrained to the area they burn. Wildfire smoke has been shown to travel across the width of the continent, shrouding skylines and causing blood-red skies in the middle of the day thousands of miles from the origin of the fire.
Wildfire smoke contains a variety of harmful pollutants. Particularly harmful is particulate matter, which is regarded by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a significant threat to human health. A new resource by air filtration experts from Camfil Canada provides scientific information as well as actionable tips for Canadians to protect themselves from the health threats associated with wildfire smoke.
“Particulate matter has been linked to a higher risk of premature death in those affected by such conditions. There are further investigations presently being conducted regarding the effects of PM1 particles also found in forest fire smoke, which attacks the body at a cellular level and once absorbed can remain indefinitely.”
The resource by Camfil Canada contains:
The health risks associated with wildfire smoke and how these affect Canadians
8 tips from industry experts to reduce the impact of wildfire smoke on your lungs
How high efficiency air filtration can help reduce the impact of wildfire
Clearing wildfire smoke out of your home with an air purifier
About Camfil Canada Clean Air Solutions
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That’s why every step of the way – from design to delivery and across the product life cycle – we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways – so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 33 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and about 4,800 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil Canada can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.com/en-ca/
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Published by: Thomas Jacob
Source: Camfil - Canada
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