Dept. of Environmental Quality

Contaminated beaches in Oregon and other states

There’s ‘poop in the water’ at America’s dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list? (USA Today, 7/23/2019)

Oregon beach monitoring program (2009) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Oregon Beach Monitoring Program (2007) Oregon Beach Monitoring Program

Wildfire smoke health effects

What are the long-term health effects from wildfire smoke? Oregon doctors say it’s something they’re still learning about (Oregonian, 7/22/2019)

Wildfire smoke and your health (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Wildfire smoke trends and associated health risks: Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford and Portland – 1985 to 2018 (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

Past scandals: Portland air quality

Sex, gangsters, police corruption: Scandals reveal stunning twists, turns in Oregon political history (Oregonian, 6/5/2019)

Neighborhood cancer rate evaluation, elevated environmental heavy metal levels, SE and north Portland, Multnomah County, OR (2016) Oregon Health Authority

Update on air toxics at glass facilities in Portland : questions and answers (2016) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Public health assessment : Uroboros Glass manufacturing site, 2139 N Kerby Aveunue, Portland, Oregon 97227 (2018) Oregon Health Authority

Upcoming wildfire season

Air Quality: Smoke on horizon as wildfire season looms (Tillamook Headlight Herald, 5/30/19)

Wildfire smoke and your health [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

El humo de incendios forestales y su salud [PDF] (2014) Oregon Health Authority

Oregon wildfire response protocol for severe smoke episodes [PDF] (2018) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality