Smoke is dangerous to human health, and anyone in the western states is subject to an increasing dose of wildfire smoke every year. The number of structures burned, fatality count and acres burned by wildfires are primary metrics reported in the news. But I think the risks of cancer and disease related to smoke inhalation for tens of millions of people in the west is understated and also needs attention.
And I have no idea how to protect myself. What is your strategy for smoke inhalation prevention?
📷: smoke as seen from a hike I took out of Mineral King of Sequoia National Park last year.