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EPA’s Smoke Sense Adds Spanish-Speaking Version to Reach Those Impacted by Wildfire Smoke

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a research project called Smoke Sense to understand the health effects of wildland fire smoke and identify effective risk communication strategies. Citizen scientists can participate in the research using a mobile application — the Smoke Sense App.

The app has been available since 2017 and has grown to 27,000 users. This year, a Spanish version has been added to encourage participation by Spanish-speaking people who may be impacted by smoke from fires.

Another addition is the creation of the online Smoke Sense Data Visualization Tool, a set of web-based interactive modules that enable users to look at data collected from the app.

Read more about these Smoke Sense updates.

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