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Publication Date: 
November 27 / 2014

Smoke from a forest or dump fire can affect the surrounding community. It may contain a mixture of chemicals and fine particles that endanger human health. The types and amount of particles and chemicals in the smoke varies depending on what is burning, and the burn temperature. The health effects from the smoke may affect some people in the workplace more than others. People with heart or lung conditions, infants, young children, and the elderly are particularly at risk. 

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