Where There’s Wildfire There’s Smoke
Balmes, J. R. (2018). Where There’s Wildfire, There’s Smoke. The New England Journal of Medicine. 378:881-883.
The author associates Particulate Matter (PM) as one of the causative agents for health concerns during wildfires. He noted that the Sonoma-Napa (CA) fires in 2017 was the worst air quality on record. The Tubbs Fire (CA) also created deadly carbon monoxide levels. This information has implications for future community, public health, and healthcare planning.