How smoke blanketing Northeast from Canadian wildfires can impact our mental health

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2023
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Smoke from the record-breaking Canadian wildfires continues to blanket much of the Northeast and impact air quality. Smoke plumes made up of fine particles and toxic gases can negatively impact on our physical health, causing damage to the lungs and heart and exacerbating underlying conditions, such as asthma. However, experts said the dense fog and hazy conditions, like those seen in areas like New York City, can also affect our mental health and well-being. "There are studies showing that there's increased levels of PTSD, depression and anxiety after wildfires," Dr....

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