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PEHSU Factsheet on Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (2018) > After a Wildfire

After a Wildfire

posted on Oct 31, 2019
  • Make sure ash and debris have been removed before bringing your child back to home or school.
  • Children should not be doing any cleanup work. Fires may deposit large amounts of ash and dust with harmful chemicals. Avoid bringing polluted ash and dust back to areas used by children (such as a home or car). Remove shoes at the doorway, wash clothing separately, and change out of clothing before you have contact with your children.