Smoke from Canada wildfires reaches US cities: Smoke from Canadian wildfires has covered northeastern US and parts of North America, turning the sky yellowish-grey and reducing visibility.
Air quality worsens due to wildfire smoke: Harmful pollutants in the smoke, like particulate matter and ozone, have made the air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups or the general public in cities like New York, Boston, and Washington D.C.
Wildfire smoke poses serious health risks: Wildfire smoke can cause respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, pregnancy complications, & cognitive impairment. Research shows higher rates of these health issues & cellular damage from exposure to wildfire smoke.
Protect yourself from wildfire smoke: Stay indoors, close windows, wear masks, avoid strenuous activities, and check local air quality. Seek medical help if you have underlying health conditions and experience symptoms.