Public Health Messaging for Wildfire Smoke Cast a Wide Net
Shellington, E., Nguyen, P., Rideout, K. et al. (2022). Public Health Messaging for Wildfire Smoke: Cast a Wide Net. Journal of Frontiers in Public Health, 10:773428.
The authors surveyed 757 people who were representative of British Columbia’s demographics to understand prevention of wildfire smoke-related risks. The authors found that respondents receive information on wildfire smoke from websites, social media, radio, and television. They recommend environmental and public health officials tailor messages to at-risk groups such as Indigenous populations and those with lower educational attainment.