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  • U.S. wildfire smoke has exposed millions to hazardous air pollution, analysis shows

    By Matthew Brown and Camille Fassett The Associated Press
    Posted October 15, 2020 2:57 am

    Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed millions of people to hazardous pollution levels, causing emergency room visits to spike and potentially thousands of deaths among the elderly and infirm, according to an Associated Press analysis of pollution data and interviews with physicians, health authorities and researchers.

    Smoke at concentrations that topped the government’s charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people across five states in recent weeks, AP’s analysis shows.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7398270/u...=%40globalnews
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