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Wildfire smoke puts you at higher risk for environmental allergies that can last for months.
FOX’s Chris Stirewalt explains in this edition of “FOX on Tech”:
Wildfire smoke puts you at higher risk for environmental allergies that can last for months. Millions of acres are burning in California, the West, and Canada. In Washington alone, smoke from wildfires can prompt one in 10 people to develop a new asthma attack. Thankfully, the symptoms aren’t as severe as they could be, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to be careful.
Doctor Linda Yoder says it may not even look like it.
(Yoder) “Things as simple as wiping off makeup or anything else that makes your skin look smudgy, drying it off with a damp cloth that would usually do the trick, but more often than not winds up getting sucked into the smoke itself.”
Others can suffer from the emotional side effects.
(Yoder) “Maybe some changes in sleeping patterns, stress level, or even just some other symptoms that come with the absence of air pollution.”
Experts say the key is to take action.
Chris Stirewalt joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in July of 2010 and serves as digital politics editor based in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he authors the daily “FOX News First” political news note and hosts “Power Play,” a feature video series, on FOXNews.com. Stirewalt makes frequent appearances on the network, including “The Kelly File,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.” He also provides expert political analysis for Fox News coverage of state, congressional and presidential elections.