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Double trouble

California residents face challenges presented by both wildfires and COVID-19.
Wildfire smoke produces additional complications to COVID-19
September 24, 2020

Wildfire smoke, which can be harmful to the lungs, can also intensify a person’s reaction to COVID-19 as it irritates the lungs and damages the immune system which can make a person more susceptible...

Unhealthy air quality continues

A smokey haze obscures the view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Pacific Heights. The air quality today was red according to SFCityNow.
The Bay Area feels the effects of the fires raging throughout California
September 14, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE Today marks the record-breaking 38th consecutive spare the air day from the recent wildfires that have created unhealthy air quality. “I feel like the smoke has been unhealthy for so...

Wildfires continue to disrupt life in Bay Area

An orange haze resting over downtown San Francisco is visible from Dolores Park on the morning of Sept. 9. Despite the smoky skies, air quality was considered moderate across most of the City according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ash and smoke cast an orange blanket over the City
September 9, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE A haze fell across San Francisco this morning, creating confusion among students about the effect on their school routine.  Winds blowing into the Bay Area brought smoke from the...

The heat is on

There are over 5,762 fire incidents in California with the most recent fires on Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. The hot weather and lightning storms worsened the fires.
California fires are causing poor air quality in the Bay Area
August 19, 2020

California residents woke up this morning to clouds of ash outside their windows due to fires sparked by lightning strikes.  Smoke from fires as close as Monterey, Fresno and Sacramento have drifted...

Undeniable evidence

Josephine Rozzelle
California fires act as a reminder of climate change
December 13, 2018

Last month I had to evacuate my own city. I live in a single-family house in a safe residential neighborhood in an American city known for its eco-friendly practices, but still, my health was in severe...

Up in smoke

Up in smoke
New form of nicotine consumption poses health hazards.
December 14, 2017

Despite the Surgeon General’s Warnings on packs of cigarettes and anti-cigarette campaigns, many young smokers are starting nicotine habits through JUULs, a type of e-cigarette available in multiple...

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