Wildfires can hurt you from miles away

Popular Science | 11/13/2018 | Staff
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As wildfires ravage large sections of both Northern and Southern California, smoke continues to grow and blow into residential neighborhoods, parks, and cities. In both affected areas, officials have released air quality warnings, urging residents to protect their health.

Smoke from the Camp Fire that started in Paradise in Northern California has caused nearly the entire Bay Area as well as parts of the Central Valley to experience dangerous drops in air quality. Southern California’s Woolsey fire is causing similar smoke cascades throughout the region.

Health - Effects - Smoke - Inhalation - Researchers

While we don’t know all the health effects of smoke inhalation, researchers do know that certain populations are at a higher risk, and that everyone can take precautions: Most importantly, stay indoors.

Wildfire smoke contains a combination of gases and particles from vegetation, metals, and other building materials...
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