Wildfires produce up to half of air pollution in West, study says

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Wildfires produce up to half of air pollution in West, study says

Smoke particles tied to variety of health problems
The San Francisco skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible Sept. 9 because of smoke from wildfires burning across California. Researchers say smoke from wildfires accounted for up to half of all small-particle air pollution in parts of the western U.S. in recent years.

Wildfires produce up to half of air pollution in West, study says

The San Francisco skyline in the distance behind Crissy Field is barely visible Sept. 9 because of smoke from wildfires burning across California. Researchers say smoke from wildfires accounted for up to half of all small-particle air pollution in parts of the western U.S. in recent years.
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