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Sharkey, Brian . 1997. Health Hazards of Smoke Recommendations of the Consensus Conference April 1997. 9751 2836. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center.

In 1989 the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), related agencies, employee groups, and specialists in occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, toxicology, and risk management developed a study plan to determine the immediate and long-term effects of exposure to forest fire smoke. The comprehensive plan proposed studies in the areas of emissions characterization, employee exposure, health effects, risk assessment, and risk management. In April 1997 a conference reviewed progress in each area, and reached consensus on the elements of a risk management plan that could be

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