Public health implications of metals concentrations from prescribed burns: A study adjacent to the Perth metropolitan area

  • Dr John Edwards

Abstract

Abstract— Ash is not a homogenous product. It is the solid residue of combustion and contains a complex mixture of chemical products. The ash residue resulting from fires varies and is dependent on its source, and burn characteristics such as the temperature of the fire. Ash comprises particles of carbon, soot and trace elements. Ash presents public health risk to people and communities, through direct and indirect ingestion and inhalation. The health effects of ash exposure are not limited to symptoms affecting the eyes, throat and lungs. They can contribute to chronic disease and increase the risk of cancer

Published
2019-05-16
How to Cite
EDWARDS, Dr John. Public health implications of metals concentrations from prescribed burns: A study adjacent to the Perth metropolitan area. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), [S.l.], v. 4, n. 1, may 2019. ISSN 2345-7198. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/jnhc/article/view/1777>. Date accessed: 23 may 2019.