Wildfire Smoke - Gets In Your Lungs
Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Medical Editors: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Every summer the risk for forest fires are greater in climates with a lot of underbrush and tree growth. Often people have just minutes to grab a few items before they are forced to evacuate their home. The number of people evacuated and the number of homes destroyed are hard to comprehend at times. But as the fires die down, the television cameras will move to the next story, and the stories from wildefires will be replaced by the next catastrophe.
In the medical world, the fallout from the fires may be exactly that?