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Protecting Yourself from the Health Hazards Of Wildfire Smoke
Population Health, Wildfires & Extreme Heat
Science for Toxic Exposure Prevention
In 2020, the Bay Area experienced a record 30 straight days of bad air quality alerts in August and September. With this year’s wildfire season already underway, how can we protect ourselves from smoky air? Dr. Francesca Dominici of the the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dr. Gina Solomon of the Public Health Institute discuss wildfire smoke dangers and steps you can take this wildfire season.
It's stunning that (wildfire smoke) can really affect almost every organ system in the body in adverse ways, with both short term and long term health effects. It's something to take very seriously.
Dr. Gina Solomon, PHI
Hear the interview from KALW.
Originally published by KALW
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