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Why wildfire smoke may increase the risk of COVID-19 – 10News

Air pollution linked to increase in COVID deaths



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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) As wildfires continue to burn in California, researchers say they may be adding fuel to another emergency: the pandemic.
Parts of the Golden State have been buried in a blanket of smoke for weeks. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of many pollutants, but the majority consists of tiny particulate matter called PM2.5, which can also be produced by cars and power plants.
Its a threat amplifier, said Dr. Abisola Olulade of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group.
In April, researchers at Harva…

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