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As US wildfires pollute the skies, a loophole is obscuring the impact. Can it be fixed?

During wildfire season in the western US, soot-clogged skies have long triggered public alerts with advice like: Shut the windows and stay indoors. For those who can afford it: Use an air filter. As Canadian wildfire smoke curled down to Kentucky this year, officials began to do the same thing. On alert days, “smoke’s there when you wake up in the morning, it’s there when you’re going to bed at night,” said Michelle King, the assistant director of the Louisville metro air pollution control district. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/18/climate-change-wildfire-smoke-pollution-public-health-solutions

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  • Peter Kamau

    34 w

    Cause for alarm here is quite something

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    • Esther Wanjiku

      34 w

      This is raising a lot of alarm

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      • mercy nduta

        35 w

        Climate change is fueling longer and more intense fire seasons

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        • George Kariuki

          35 w

          The impact of wildfires on air quality is a serious and growing problem.

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          • We Don't Have Time

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            • walter lungayi

              35 w

              The impact of US wildfires on air pollution is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently. The current loophole in measuring the impact needs to be fixed to accurately assess the damage caused.

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              • johnte ndeto

                35 w

                Measures should be put in place to mitigate such crisis

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  35 w

                  This is devastating

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                  • Edwin mark

                    35 w

                    This is worrying.

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                    • Elizabeth Gathigia

                      35 w

                      It's a worrying situation coz it put people's health in danger

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                      • Princess

                        35 w

                        This is deeply concerning 😟Ignoring the loopholes that obscure the environmental and health effects of these fires not only jeopardizes the well-being of citizens but also hampers efforts to combat climate change.

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                        • rosebellendiritu

                          35 w

                          What a devastating situation to be in,

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