Author: UCHealth

Wildfires cause poor air quality that can be especially dangerous to people with lung and heart problems. Here, a slurry bomber drops fire retardant on a fire in western Colorado. Photo by George Kochaniec, Jr., Rocky Mountain News, courtesy of the Denver Public Library.Summer is the peak season for wildfires in Colorado and the western U.S., so people with health challenges should be ready to protect themselves from poor air quality. “Last summer, for a couple of days, Colorado had the worst air pollution recorded around the world,” said Dr. Fernando Holguin, a lung specialist and critical care doctor who…

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