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Wildfires: Coping with Smoky Skies

Saturday, September 30th 2023 10:00am 3 min read
Dr. Jessica Peatross dr.jess.md @drjessmd

Hospitalist & top functional MD who gets to the root cause. Stealth infection & environmental toxicity keynote speaker.

With an increase in the frequency of wildfires, both individuals and communities face a greater risk of harm. Here is some information to assist you in preparing for and safeguarding yourself and your family.

What is the impact of wildfire smoke on air quality?

Wildfire smoke significantly contributes to the deterioration of air quality. Similar to the pollution caused by burning coal, oil, and gas, wildfires generate hazardous gases and minuscule particles of different sizes, known as particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5, PM0.1), which are detrimental to inhale. Additionally, wildfire smoke contains toxic substances released from burning structures and chemicals.

The smoke can be transported to distant areas through weather patterns and jet streams.

Safeguarding against the consequences of chronic inflammation.

Scientific evidence has demonstrated that chronic, low-grade inflammation can become a silent killer, contributing to cardiovascular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other conditions. Discover straightforward tips from experts at Harvard Medical School on combating inflammation and maintaining good health.

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