Tag Archive: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Sep 07 2011

Health threats from East Texas wildfire smoke

By George T. Roberts, Jr. Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials.  Smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung disease. Common symptoms of smoke exposure include: • Coughing     • Shortness of breath • Chest pain    …

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