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Explainer: Smoke from raging wildfires can harm health

Explainer: Smoke from raging wildfires can harm health

Wildfires are increasing in frequency and intensity in many countries, spreading smoke that contains noxious gases, chemicals and particulate matter and carries serious health risks. More toxic than air pollution, wildfire smoke can linger in the air for weeks and travel hundreds of miles.
Smoke from Australian wildfires thinned ozone layer, study finds

Smoke from Australian wildfires thinned ozone layer, study finds

Smoke from bushfires that spread across Australia in late 2019 and early 2020 destroyed high-altitude ozone in the Southern Hemisphere, according to a study that offers new insight into the threat posed by wildfires.

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Wildfires only part of Colorado's ozone problem

The wildfire smoke that is streaming into Colorado from out of state, is only part of a pollution cocktail creating hazy skies on the Front Range. An air quality alert was in place for the 15th day in a row on Monday.

When wildfires and a pandemic coincide
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When wildfires and a pandemic coincide

As smoky summers become the new normal, cities were learning how to handle them. Then COVID-19 came along.

Overstretched wildland firefighters risk lung, heart maladies
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Overstretched wildland firefighters risk lung, heart maladies

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that from 2000 to 2019, 400 wildland firefighters died on the job, but this may hide slower, quieter illnesses and death.

These 5 stats show just how devastating California's wildfires have been so far
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These 5 stats show just how devastating California's wildfires have been so far

The financial damage is higher than the annual GDP of some countries.
Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after smoke clears
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Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after smoke clears

As fires burn longer and closer to cities throughout the West, researchers are trying to understand the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.
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