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Wildfires are making extreme air pollution even worse in the northwest U.S.

Smoke from blazes ravaging western states is counteracting clean air improvements The northwestern United States has become an air pollution hot spot — literally. Air quality in states from Nevada to Montana is worse than it was 30 years ago on … Continue reading

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The dangers of smoke inhalation

Moorland fires continue to burn on both Lancashire’s Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor in Greater Manchester, blanketing the region in smoke and ash. So what can local people do to protect themselves and their families from smoke inhalation? Smoke can … Continue reading

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Saddleworth Moor fire generating pollution that can harm health: experts

The fire raging on Saddleworth Moor is generating high levels of pollutants that could have a significant effect on people’s health, experts have warned. As firefighters battled the blaze, Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) urged residents to keep doors … Continue reading

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Aerial footage: Acrid smokey haze blankets Sydney & triggers air pollution warning amid ‘hazard reduction’ burnoffs

Air quality warnings have been triggered by burn offs in the surrounding areas which have left an acrid haze over the entire city. ABC Online reports there have been at least 11 days this month where air quality in the … Continue reading

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Wildfires are creating a public health crisis of smoke problems.

In the new “Smoke Belt,” it’s raining ash and respiratory illnesses. No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. Over the past week, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and … Continue reading

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Smoke prompts air pollution health advisory for Northeastern Minnesota 

Thick smoke and haze in the Northland — from wildfires both in the region and far to the north and west in Canada — has prompted the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to issue an air pollution health advisory for Northeastern … Continue reading

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Smoke from hundreds of North American wildfires is taking a toll on U.S. air quality

There are hundreds of active wildfires burning in Canada and Alaska this week in what has been a horrible fire season so far. Unfortunately, the smoke from all of these fires has to go somewhere, and the jet stream has been … Continue reading

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