Pacific Northwest Wildfires Alter Air Pollution Patterns Across North America

April 22, 2022 5:04 pm

Source: https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/styles/featured_image/public/external-news/thumbnail-images/usda-tamarackfire-byforestservice-51321384666-c7b3e91be4-o.jpg?itok=xgT4-R3O

Increasingly large and intense wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are altering the seasonal pattern of air pollution and causing a spike in unhealthy pollutants in August, new research finds. The smoke is undermining clean air gains, posing potential risks to the health of millions of people, according to the study.

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