Wildfire Smoke is Unraveling Decades of Air Quality Gains, Exposing Millions of Americans To Extreme Pollution Levels
Friday September 23, 2022. 09:21 PM , from Slashdot
'We found that people are being exposed to more days with wildfire smoke and more extreme days with high levels of fine particulate matter from smoke,' said lead study author Marissa Childs, who worked on the research as a PhD student in Stanford's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Unlike other major pollutant sources, wildfire smoke is considered an 'eexceptional event' under the Clean Air Act, she explained, 'which means an increasing portion of the particulate matter that people are exposed to is unregulated.'
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