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Assessing Health Impacts of Canadian Wildfires on New York City: Asthma and Air Quality

Canadian Wildfire Smoke and Asthma Syndrome Emergency Department Visits in New York City In 2023, wildfires in Canada not only impacted air quality locally but also had effects hundreds of kilometers away, such as in New York City (NYC), where they caused increased levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) known to affect health. While previous…

Wildfires and PM2.5 Pollution Threaten US Air Quality Progress

The contribution of wildfire to PM2.5┬átrends in the USA The air quality in the USA has improved over the years, thanks to public policies. However, there’s been a recent increase in a type of air pollution called PM2.5, partly due to wildfires. Since 2016, wildfires have made the air dirtier in about 75% of US…