Wildfire smoke can have health effects

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — The U.S. Forest Service’s most recent wildfire map lists 74 “large incidents” in the western U.S. Those fires have created a smoke plume that tracks across much of northern North America, including the Vail Valley.Smoke from those fires has locally put a steady gray haze into our normally blue skies. That haze does more than mar the views — it can create health hazards. In fact, the Air Quality division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment last week issued a wildfire smoke health advisory for the northern half of the state.Division spokesman Christopher Dann …

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