Masri quoted in Canadian wildfire article

In a June 7th article in Wired, AirUCI Research Scientist Shahir Masri (Wu group) is quoted on the health effects of the smoke generated by massive wildfires in Canada, which in the first week of June has blanketed much of Eastern Canada and the U.S.  Wildfire smoke can cause immediate health effects, like heart attacks, stroke, and bronchitis, particularly in vulnerable populations, and can be threatening to pregnant women. “These single-exposure events can be really devastating to people with preexisting conditions,” says Shahir.  Read the article

Wednesday, June 7, 2023