Researchers find rising health threat from wildfire smoke, ozone

January 11, 2022
Researchers are warning of an increasing threat to public health posed by the co-occurrence of high levels of ozone pollution with increased fine particulate matter (PM2.5) released by large wildfires in the western United States, as major fires become bigger and more frequent events in a warming and drying climate. In a study published Jan. 5 in the journal Science Advances , researchers from Washington State University, the University of California, University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

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