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Air Quality Alerts Issued in California Due to Wildfires

Officials are advising those in the Bay Area and the San Joaquin Valley to limit their time outside as wildfire smoke and ash fills the air. Air quality remains a concern in California thanks to severe active wildfires and health … Continue reading

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How people respond to wildfire smoke

As wildfires become commonplace in the western U.S. and around the world, checking the daily air quality warning has become as routine as checking the weather. But what people do with that data — whether it drives them to slip … Continue reading

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Breathing wildfire smoke during pregnancy raises risk of premature birth, study finds

Stanford University research estimates that smoky California air may have resulted in as many as 7,000 preterm births As California wildfires continue to rage and the Lake Tahoe area faces some of the highest air pollution levels in the world, … Continue reading

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California lake becomes pool for air pollution during wildfire season

Lake Tahoe has experienced “especially bad” air quality through the second half of this summer, and new data reveals the lake’s air quality is at its worst levels of this decade. The intense wildfire season California has experienced so far … Continue reading

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Wildfire smoke has caused rise in Covid infections and deaths, study finds

Researchers speculate that smoke helps spread the virus and weakens lungs, making symptoms more severe Pollutants in smoke billowing from huge wildfires in the west of America have probably caused an increase in Covid-19 infections and deaths across several US … Continue reading

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Researchers develop method to better predict when wildfire smoke affects residents

Last month, New York City and other cities along the east coast experienced some of the worst air pollution in the world. The cause? Wildfires in Canada, California, and Oregon so large they produced smoke that drifted thousands of miles. … Continue reading

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Denver’s air is bad today. It’s expected to be worse Thursday and Friday.

State health officials warn of a mix of ozone and new surge of smoke from California fires Colorado health officials are anticipating “very poor air quality” along the Front Range through the weekend as smoke wafting from California wildfires mixes … Continue reading

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Four in 10 Americans live in counties with unhealthy air pollution levels

Fairbanks, Alaska, Los Angeles and California cities get F rating American Lung Association tracks particle and ozone pollution New research from the American Lung Association finds that more than four in 10 people – a whopping 135 million in the … Continue reading

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