California Poison Control offers prevention tips about wildfire smoke dangers


Last updated 9/21/2018 at 12:48am

SAN FRANCISCO – California Poison Control System, the largest single provider of poison control services in the U.S., has issued a warning about the dangers of wildfire smoke for children and adults with so many fires burning now in California.

“Wildfire smoke exposure can cause irritation to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs,” Dr. Rais Vohra, medical director for the Fresno-Madera Division of CPCS, said. “Infants and young children, seniors and pregnant women tend to be more susceptible than others. Those with current or chronic illnesses such heart or lung disease should take ext...

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