Doctors Fret About Wildfires’ Effects On Residents’ Health
Experts say to stay inside when you can, keep windows and doors closed, and if you have to go outside, consider a mask. Also, watch out for symptoms like stinging eyes, scratchy throat, or chest pain.
How Wildfires Can Threaten Your Health
For many Californians, the crimson sky was another reminder of the 19 wildfires burning across the state, a larger and more destructive threat than in recent years. It could become the worst fire season in state history. For [Thomas] Dailey, a pulmonologist who has treated asthma patients for 29 years, it also signaled a growing health risk for his patients and the public. (Santhanam, 8/9)