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Post-Fire Runoff

This ODH factsheet answers many common questions about post-fire runoff, including:

  • What is post-fire runoff?

  • Can I get sick from post-fire runoff?

  • What chemicals are in post-fire runoff?

  • How do I protect myself from post-fire runoff?

  • Where can I get more information?


Local health departments are encouraged to print these factsheets for distribution in the event of a public health incident involving post-fire runoff.


This factsheet may be updated periodically as new scientific information becomes available or as regulations change. You can find the date of the most recent updates to this factsheet inside the PDF.