Wildfire smoke contains many air pollutants that are of concern for health, including particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and ozone. Particulate matter from wildfires has been linked to adverse health outcomes, especially respiratory problems and asthma. Children, the elderly, and persons with chronic respiratory conditions are especially at risk from wildfire smoke.
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