The local health effects of Washington’s wildfires

Crosscut: This past weekend, the Seattle skyline and crests of the Cascade and Olympic Mountains faded behind a hovering white haze. While the scene was unexpected to anybody new in the area, residents familiar with the seasonal occurrence of summer wildfires collectively sighed — and coughed — from the understanding that we were in the direct jet stream of the state’s raging fires, burning just over 200 miles northeast in Okanogan County. Washington is now seeing the largest wildfires in its recorded history,......

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