How the West’s drought is affecting lung health

U.S. News: In explaining how the sustained drought in California and other parts of the West might be affecting people living through it, experts point not only to parched ground but to the hazy skies. Specifically, the spikes in so-called particulate matter, or particle pollution, that obscures views, resulting from blazes sparked in the prolonged dry heat. "I think the clearest link between drought conditions and respiratory health is mediated by increased frequency and severity of wildland fires," says......

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