“West Coast Wildfires Spark Headaches and Hospital Visits”

“SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The splitting headaches began when smoke from wildfires rolled in around Tim Hunt’s suburban Seattle home. Next came a debilitating fatigue.

As deadly wildfires rage across the U.S. West, Hunt and others are struggling with some of the world’s worst air pollution.

“I get out of bed to eat and drink water, and go back to bed,” said the 64-year-old retired software engineer, who suffered lung damage in 2017 from a bad case of the flu. “It’s like there’s not enough oxygen in the air.””

Sharon Bernstein reports for Reuters September 16, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Has Drifted To New York and Washington DC” (Guardian)

“How Smoke From California Wildfires Turns The Sky Red” (Los Angeles Times)