Scientists Study What Wildfire Smoke Could Do to Our Bodies Long-Term

Image: two people stand outside a polluted downtown area wearing face masks.

With the immediate dangers of the Northern California wildfires under control, scientists from UC Davis begin to explore the long-term effects and impact of the smoke on our health. The Center for Health and Environment looked at filters that collected particulates during the wildfires.

What is normally collected over four weeks in a filter accumulated in just six hours. That's what our lungs filtered as well.

The smoke from the past wildfire has reached unprecedented levels in the Bay Area leaving researchers needing to find answers to problems they have never faced before.

Read more about the studies on smoke and long-term effects here: