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Wildfire Smoke Can Harm Human Health, Even When the Fire Is Hundreds of Miles Away – A Toxicologist Explains Why

Smoke from more than 100 wildfires burning across Canada has been rolling into North American cities far from the flames. New York City and Detroit were both listed among the five most polluted cities in the world because of the fires on June 7, 2023. The smoke has triggered air quality alerts in several states in recent weeks.