Taxing Our Lungs: What Wildfire Smoke Is Doing to Our Bodies

When a wildfire breaks out, it doesn’t just devour everything in its path. It also sends dangerous particles into the air.

A researcher from Stanford University said climate change may be the single greatest health threat of this century.

“Those who have respiratory problems, such as asthma or [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], are going to be more at risk and more disproportionately impacted,” Dr. Mary Prunicki from the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford said.

Prunicki studies air pollution. She said as the earth’s climate gets warmer and temperatures increase, the extreme weather will create even more of the devastating wildfires California has been

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