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How to Stay Safe When Wildfires Generate Unhealthy Air Quality

From UCHealth

Stewardship Tuesday, May 7, 2024

It is no longer unusual to have smoky air that can mar vistas and make people feel sick during every season.

“Climate change is here to stay. We have rising temperatures and wildfires throughout the year are the new normal,” said Dr. Fernando Holguin, a lung specialist and critical care doctor who runs the severe asthma clinic at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

People with health challenges should be protecting themselves from poor air quality, said Holguin, who is also a professor of pulmonary sciences and critical care at the University of Colorado School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

To help people with lung and cardiovascular health challenges, Holguin outlined the best ways to stay safe from poor air quality related to wildfires.

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