• Listen: Fires Outside, Virus Inside

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    While in California, Katherine Wells has been wearing two masks-one for the coronavirus, and one for the wildfire smoke-but she isn't sure how to interpret the air-quality warnings. James Hamblin, her co-host on the podcast Social Distance , wants to know how air pollution such as smoke interacts with COVID-19. They called John Balmes, a pulmonologist who has studied inhaled pollutants for decades and serves as the physician member of the California Air Resources Board. Listen to their conversation here: Subscribe to Social Distance on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , or another podcast platform...
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  • California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution

    California wildfires are causing unprecedented levels of air pollution

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    With historic wildfires still blazing through the West Coast, smoke continues to clog the air and tinge the skies with eerie reds and oranges. In some regions of California, air pollution levels are now more than twice what the Environmental Protection Agency considers “hazardous,” according to The Daily Mail. In particular, certain regions...
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