Cigarette smoke comprises particles that are similar in size to the smaller respiratory droplets expelled by humans, the ones that linger longest in the air.
As smoke travels through the air, exposure sun and interactions with other chemicals in the atmosphere can make it more toxic.
Wildfire smoke making air quality “unhealthy” to “unhealthy for sensitive groups” is expected to remain in the area through the early next week.
Children, adults sixty-five and older, pregnant people and people with lung or heart conditions are particularly vulnerable to smoke from wildfires.
Everyone should take precautions, especially infants, children, and people over 65, or those that are pregnant, have heart or lung diseases, diabetes, stroke survivors, and those suffering from COVID-19.
Death rates from the most common lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, have fallen sharply in the U.S., due primarily to recent advances in treatment.
Creating a clean air space inside your home is likely your best option to get relief from wildfire smoke this season.
The chemical irritants in tear gas can promote the spread the coronavirus and increase the severity of COVID-19, experts warn.
In addition to cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, COVID-19 can cause fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.
Care required an average of 10 days on a ventilator, still half of patients died.
Researchers are training an app to recognize coughs, so they need volunteers who can complete a quick 15-minute survey to submit coughs and other sounds.
There is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator inn the U.S. stockpile. Meanwhile, Royal Philips N.V. has sold higher-priced version around the world.
People who use vapor or THC products should seek medical attention if they experience coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fever, nausea or fatigue.
Gov. Inslee seeks to ban all flavored vapor products, require disclosure of ingredients in vapor products, increase regulatory oversight and limit bulk sales.
The woman was admitted to hospital in mid-September with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. She has since been released and is recovering.