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Assessing toxic emissions

By: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

Category: Health & Safety, Planning & Research

  11.26 AM 1 August, 2013

Location: General

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What is in the smoke of bushfires at the rural/urban interface? Research by the Bushfire CRC is assisting fire agencies gain a better understanding of potentially toxic emissions and their exposure concentrations at these types of fires.

Fire Note 114 outlines this research and what it means. The materials burnt during the study are commonly present in a house or surrounds, but the current knowledge on their combustion is limited. A better understanding of the type and concentrations of potentially toxic gases and particles released during a fire will help assess exposure risks to firefighters and communities at the rural/urban interface. View the Fire Notehere.

View this Fire Note, and all previous issues, at

Fire Notes are research summaries in easy to understand language from the Bushfire CRC, which is conducting research into the social, environmental and economic impacts of bushfires.

Last Updated: 01 August 2013