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Protecting Yourself from the Health Hazards Of Wildfire Smoke

Dr. Gina Solomon of PHI and Dr. Francesca Dominici of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health join KALW’s Your Call radio in the Bay Area to discuss wildfire season and how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

Firefighters by a roadside with wildfire smoke in the background

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. 

Gina Solomon
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

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Originally published by KALW


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