Wildfire smoke fills the San Francisco skyline on Sept. 9, 2020.
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Coping with intense and prolonged wildfire smoke is difficult, both physically and mentally. Smoke is an environment hazard to be respected, not a personal challenge to be overcome.
Children aged 0-14 years are likely to be physically active outdoors when it’s warm.
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Kids spend more time outdoors than adults, performing more activities that increase breathing rates, which result in increased exposure to air pollutants.
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Researchers built cheap air quality monitors using parts found at hardware and electronics scores. The results have big implications for anyone who travels outside near busy roads.
Expanding planned burning is often touted as a way to lessen the risk of bushfires. But this burn-off season is bad news for the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Controlled coughing can help people with cystic fibrosis, under supervision and in hospital. But when done at home, it could help spread the coronavirus.
Secondhand smoke may come from many miles away.
According to a new study, about four in 10 air pollution deaths in the US are due to emissions crossing state lines.
Smoke covers a street market in Palermo, Italy. October 8 2019.
Pollutants like nitrogen dioxide are a silent killer, but everyone isn't equally at risk.
People in Sydney have this week been donning face masks. But they’re unlikely to prevent smoke inhalation.
With smoke haze this week at its most hazardous level yet, people on Australia's east coast have been taking precautions to protect their health. But some methods are more effective than others.
In an emergency, like a bushfire, making sure you have enough of your regular medication can mean the difference between life and death. But there are many ways to prepare.
During bushfire season, managing medication as well as respiratory conditions should be part of any emergency plan.
Smoke haze from the bushfires in NSW drifted over Sydney on November 12.
Smoke from the bushfires has impacted air quality in affected and surrounding areas. To minimise any health risks, people with pre-existing medical conditions should take extra care.