New Smoke Sense App - EPA needs your feedback!

Did you know that there are over 20 wildfires burning as of today?

EPA researchers are conducting a citizen science study called Smoke Sense to:

  • Determine the extent to which exposure to wildland fire smoke affects health and productivity
  • Develop health risk communication strategies that protect public health during smoke days

Individuals who want to contribute to science can participate in the study by using the Smoke Sense app, a publicly available mobile application on Google Play Store. 

The study will be the first of its kind known to use a mobile application to evaluate health effects from wildland fires experienced by those who participate, and to test whether such an app communicates health risks effectively.  Data gathered through Smoke Sense is anticipated to help EPA researchers and communities determine how smoke from fires impacts our health and productivity and gain important insights needed to develop health risk communication methods during smoky days.  The study is being conducted during the 2017 fire season. At the end of the study, the Smoke Sense app will go offline temporarily for updates. The Smoke Sense app can be used on Android phones and will be available for use on Apple devices in the future.  Smoke Sense app user identities will be anonymous and non-identifiable.

Download Smoke Sense App
Source: U.S. EPA