Smoke from Canadian wildfires sent more asthma sufferers to the emergency room

Smoke from Canadian wildfires sent more asthma sufferers to the emergency room

Centers for Disease Control studies increased asthma-related ER visits by 17% nationwide during 19 of the smokiest days. On the worst air quality day in New York state, those visits spiked 82%.

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​Centers for Disease Control studies increased asthma-related ER visits by 17% nationwide during 19 of the smokiest days. On the worst air quality day in New York state, those visits spiked 82%.