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How California's wildfire season, climate change and health intersect

How California’s wildfire season, climate change and health intersect

Summer heat is fast approaching and comes with an increased risk of wildfires and more days under hazy, smoggy skies. Both wildfire smoke pollution and ozone pollution are dangerous to our health, especially in the short term. But with the impacts of climate change pointing to more intense wildfire seasons, climatologists and health experts are …

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Air Quality Districts Respond to Report That Many California Counties Have Low Ratings

Air Quality Districts Respond to Report That Many California Counties Have Low Ratings

As summer approaches, we begin to think more and more about wildfire season and the air quality issues that come with it. Smoke from wildfires is a major pollutant for California. It is classified as a “fine particle”. Ozone is another major form of pollution. Each year, the American Lung Association publishes a national summary …

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