Health Care - General

How to protect yourself from poor air quality

(By Liz Baker, Life Kit for NPR)

Hundreds of wildfires are burning right now in Canada, and the wind has blown the smoke over cities like Ottawa to New York City and beyond.

Wildfire smoke contains fine particulates, also known as PM2.5, by scientists. These particles, lightweight and tiny, travel far and wide and can go deep into your lungs and bloodstream, causing inflammation, heart attacks, strokes, asthma and other breathing issues. Continue reading here…

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