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Controlled Burn Smoke Less Harmful Than Wildfire Smoke


The last few fire seasons have a lot of people thinking about smoke.  And one issue raised is the possibility of more controlled burns during the non-fire season. 

That would likely mean a bit of smoke in the fall, winter, and spring, in the hope of a lot LESS smoke in the summer.  Stanford University weighs in with a recent study that shows wildfire smoke is worse for children than the smoke from controlled burns.  

Dr. Mary Prunicki is the lead author of the study, and our guest.

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