California Burnin’

California’s fast-moving wildfires are sending plumes of smoke and particulates over urban areas, triggering air quality alerts and other public health warnings, Vox reports.
 
Millions of people in Los Angeles and the Bay Area risk breathing difficulties because of the smoke, dust, soot and ash.

Airborne particles present a significant danger because they can find their way deep into the lungs, potentially causing respiratory disease, asthma and heart problems, according to California Healthline.

At special risk are the farmworkers laboring in Northern California’s wine country. While officials are advising people affected by wildfires to stay indoors, it’s the peak of the grape harvest so many remain outside working.
 

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