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Air quality as bad as smoking 20 packs of cigarettes as wildfires rage

Air quality as bad as smoking 20 packs of cigarettes as wildfires rage

Gavin Newsom, the Governor of California said that air quality had deteriorated to an equivalent of ’smoking 20 packs of cigarettes’, as wildfires rage across the West Coast. The fires have charred more than 3.2 million acres, and demolished 4,000 structures in the state. Nearly 33 people have died across California, Oregon and Washington. California alone accounts for 22 of these deaths.

Tom A
Tom A
Janitor Jez
Janitor Jez 3 months

So there are going to be a large number of respiratory ailments caused by this at a time when there is a rampant disease that has the worst outcomes for people with pulmonary problems. Sounds like a script for a 70s disaster movie that was too outlandish so it never got made.

ben
ben 3 months

Is that why he always sounds like a San Fran "Bear"? Years of smoking and s@cking, eh Nancy?

Gordon
Gordon 3 months

What's his solution? Let the undergrowth grow and build up to clean up the air (and start new fires next year)?

John W
John W 3 months

Suspect that was arrested after starting fires was out again the next day doing it again. https://archive.vn/f3GLb First arrest. https://archive.vn/WNH6p

Slevin Kelevra
Slevin Kelevra 3 months

Marlboro's next ad...."Safer than living in California." Now it's true in more ways than one.

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