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    Executive Summary
    1
    Technical Guide Goals and Objectives
    2
    Overview of the Potential Impact of Wildfires
    2
    Potential Human Health Risks
    2
    Special Concerns for Susceptible Populations
    3
    Wildfire Assessment
    3
    Pre-entry Safety Considerations
    4
    Information Gathering/Occupant Interviews
    4
    Visual Inspection
    6
    Olfactory Perception
    6
    Sampling Techniques
    6
    Sampling Strategies
    7
    Sampling Methods and Media
    7
    Tape Lifts
    7
    Wipes
    8
    Micro Vacuuming
    9
    Analytical Methods
    10
    Polarized Light Microscopy (PLM) and Epi-Reflected Light Microscopy (RLM)
    10
    Electron Microscopy (TEM or SEM), and Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (EDS or EDX)
    10
    Quantitative Analysis Procedures Using Optical Microscopy
    11
    Establishing Background/Baseline Levels
    11
    Obtaining Background/Baseline Samples
    11
    Interpretation of Background/Baseline Sample Data
    12
    Analysis of Char, Ash and other Fire Indicator Signature Particles
    12
    Assemblage Analysis
    13
    pH and Conductivity Analysis
    13
    Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Analysis
    13
    Background VOC and SVOC Levels
    14
    Wildfire-specific Indicator Chemicals
    14
    Restoration of Wildfire Impacted Buildings
    15
    Structural Issues
    15
    Initial Activities and Basic Clean-up
    16
    Professional Restoration
    17
    General Recommendations that Apply to Professional Wildfire Residue Restoration Projects
    18
    Interior Structure
    18
    Contents
    19
    Appliances and Electronics
    20
    Air Conditioning Systems
    20
    Post-Restoration Verification
    20
    Insurance Claim Issues
    21
    References
    21
    Additional Resources
    23

    Wildfire Impact Assessments for the OEHS Professional


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