Most of America is dealing with smoky, hazy air, that can range from a minor inconvenience to a major health emergency for someone with asthma or other health issues. Many places have air quality advisories due to the particulate in the air.
Toxic wildfire smoke is discussed in the below article, as well as outlining how it can actually increase your risk of getting COVID.
The current wildfires on the west coasts of the United States and Canada have reduced air quality across the nation, even as far as the East Coast.
Experts say that fine particulate matter in wildfire smoke can exacerbate lung-related health conditions and increase the risk of coronavirus infection and developing COVID-19.
Research also finds wildfire smoke can contain toxic substances that include heavy metals, and these substances were detected nearly 200 miles away from the deadly 2018 Camp Fire.
One way to improve your air quality is by using a good hepa filter.
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https://fire.airnow.gov This website is handy to show you where he fires are and where the smoke from the fires are going. You can go to any area in the country and see how the air quality is.
Ms. Jenn Landers | Patient Advocate Alliance LLC Edited by Dr. Justin Groode