Wildfire Smoke Can Be Worse For Us Than Other Pollutants
If you spent a couple of smoky summers in our region, you know how irritating wildfire smoke can be.
Recent research out of the Scripps Institution at UC-San Diego goes further: it shows that wildfire smoke can be more harmful to human lungs than particulate matter from other pollution sources.
Earlier studies relied upon laboratory studies, but this one works with a much larger sample in the real world, specifically hospital admissions. Lead researchers Rosana Aguilera and Tom Corringham join us for an overview.