COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke: A Potentially Bad Combination

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Exposure to air pollution can irritate the lungs, cause inflammation, and alter immune function, making it more difficult to fight respiratory infections such as COVID-19. Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of different air pollutants that causes episodes of extremely poor air quality. When conditions are smoky, more people who are exposed to the novel coronavirus may develop COVID-19 and some cases of COVID-19 may become more severe.

 This webinar will cover the existing evidence, populations most at risk, and strategies for health protection during the ongoing pandemic.

Event Date Jun 03, 2020 17:00
Posted by NCCEH May 19, 2020
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