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Portable air cleaners should be at the forefront of the public health response to landscape fire smoke

  • Prabjit K. Barn1, 2Email author,
  • Catherine T. Elliott3,
  • Ryan W. Allen4,
  • Tom Kosatsky1, 2,
  • Karen Rideout1, 2 and
  • Sarah B. Henderson1
Environmental Health201615:116

Received: 2 June 2016

Accepted: 19 November 2016

Published: 25 November 2016

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Original Submission
2 Jun 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
7 Aug 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - D.A. Sarigiannis
26 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Curtis Noonan
13 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Prabjit K. Barn
Resubmission - Version 2
13 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
19 Nov 2016 Editorially accepted
25 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12940-016-0198-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Environmental Health Services, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, Vancouver, Canada
Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Whitehorse, Canada
Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada