California fires have exposed 1.6 million people dangerous amounts of smoke that could be lethal for some

As the California fires rage, the smoke blanketing the state is putting nearly 1.6 million residents of three counties at risk for lung and heart problems.
The fine particles of burned materials in smoke embed themselves into our lungs, causing burning and irritation in the short term, but exposure to fire smoke is insidious, and has been linked to serious diseases and even premature death.
Poor quality air from fire smoke can aggravate heart, lung, and inflammatory diseases, causing acute symptoms and hospitalizations.
For healthy people, the effects of smoke inhalation include milder... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Health, Views: 50
Source: Daily Mail
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