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Group launches informational website on Montana wildfire smoke

Posted at 7:54 AM, Aug 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-17 09:54:02-04

MISSOULA – Clean Air Montana Coalition and Climate Smart Missoula launched a new website on Thursday aimed at keeping the public informed as the season continues.

The new website will feature pages with information on health risks, current air quality conditions, tips on outdoor safety, and more.

Funding for the project came from a $10,000 grant from the Montana Wildfire Relief Fund.

“What this website allows us to do as scientists, is to, it offers a new pathway or another pathway to communicate new findings out to the community,” said University of Montana Professor of Epidemiology Curtis Noonan. “And we’re already looking for better ways to disseminate research findings and make them understandable so this is a great way of doing that in addition to reaching out to health care providers.”

Contributors to the website said it is always being updated to provide the most accurate information possible.

Click here to visit the website.