Bonus - What The Massive West Coast Forest Fires Mean For Our Health

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Fire season in the western US is starting earlier and ending later each year and has seen larger, more intense fires in the last 10 years. How do these fires impact the health of people living nearby and, as smoke plumes spread across the US, can they impact the health of people further away? In this bonus episode, Dr. Kirsten Koehler, an expert in air pollution, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about the massive fires currently burning on the west coast, the impacts on human health, how individuals can protect themselves, and what the rest of the US can expect as the smoke spreads.

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