Environmental Attorney Assesses Health Warning Over Canadian Wildfire Smoke

There are forecast predictions that relief from the smoke due to the Canadian wildfires is in sight, at least for the Northeast United States, as a low-pressure system is helping blow it to the north. NTD speaks to environmental attorney Steve Milloy about the significance of the health warnings, which say the smoke can cause negative health effects for the general public and can lead to more serious health problems for more sensitive groups.

Milloy alleges, citing EPA clinical research, that the smoke with particulate matter is not toxic air. He says, “If you look in the news media reports, there’s no reports of people flooding to the hospital or having respiratory problems.”

However, allergist Dr. Rachel Schreiber recommends people stay indoors at this time.

A Major League Baseball game has been postponed and several regions have canceled outdoor activities.

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