Smokey Skies Are The New Normal. Are They Making Us Sick?

Smoke blankets Mill City, Oregon, which was evacuated for days following the nearby Beachie Creek Fire.

Scientists know that tiny particles from smoke can be inhaled deep into a person’s lungs and even enter the bloodstream. But the long-term health effects of this are not fully understood.

(Image credit: Nathan Rott/NPR)

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