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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Our mission is to protect and enhance the health of Californians and our state’s environment through scientific evaluations that inform, support and guide regulatory and other actions.

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Wild Fire Smoke - A Guide for Public Health Officials is designed to help local public health officials prepare for smoke events, take measures to protect the public when smoke is present, and communicate with the public about wildfire smoke and health.

Protecting Public Health from Home and Building Fire Ash This report summarizes safe methods of ash cleanup. Protección de la Salud Pública contra las Cenizas de Incendios en Casas y Edificios (Spanish)

 

For more information on: How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health

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Nov 23, 2018: Chemicals Listed Effective November 23, 2018 as Known to the State of California to Cause Cancer: Gentian Violet and N-Nitrosohexamethyleneimine
At a public meeting on November 1, 2018, the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” (SQE) determined that gentian violet and N-nitrosohexamethyleneimine were clearly shown by scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause cancer.