Protect yourself from wildfire smoke
The hazards of wildfire can extend well beyond the flames. The smoke can trigger asthma attacks and severely restrict breathing for those with other respiratory ailments. Ultra-tiny particles in the smoke can bypass the protective filtering mechanisms in our airways. More than an irritant, the specks can lodge deep in the lungs and enter the bloodstream, increasing the risk of heart attack among those with cardiovascular problems. Learn how to reduce your exposure to harmful smoke particles.
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