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Wildfire Season Is Here: How To Prepare For The Health Impacts Of Smoke

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 In 2020, the Creek Fire and other blazes throughout California billowed so much smoke into the San Joaquin Valley that, at times, the sky turned brown and ashes accumulated on cars and sidewalks like snowflakes. 

We know long-term air pollution is bad for our health, but what can we expect from these short-term bursts of wildfire smoke? In this interview, FM89’s Kerry Klein sat down with Kevin Hamilton, executive director of the Central California Asthma Collaborative, to discuss the air quality impacts from wildfires and learn what we can do now to prepare for smoke later in the fire season.

 

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