Fine Pollutants From ‘New Normal’ of Wildfires Affects Much of US

Fine Pollutants From ‘New Normal’ of Wildfires Affects Much of US

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Fine Pollutants From ‘New Normal’ of Wildfires Affects Much of US

Life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only “new normal.” Wildfires in the northwestern U.S. and Canada have become regular summertime occurrences in the northern hemisphere, with more than half of U.S. states being affected by the particulate matter that blows over from the fires, according to a recent study. These findings are of particular concern for people living with lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, “Satellite-based estimation…

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