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9 June 2021 / Alaska Public Media / Casey Grove

Alaska research on wildfire smoke's impact on health paints clearer picture

Alaska, United States

Micah Hahn, an assistant professor of environmental health at the University of Alaska Anchorage, says while it might seem obvious that wildfire smoke causes health impacts, there had actually never been a nuanced, scientific look at those impacts. The biggest impact was for asthma-related emergency department visits. This was really across the board and across age groups and in geographic areas.

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