Wellness Wednesday: Canadian wildfires cause poor air quality in eastern US skies
Wildfires in Quebec, Canada, last week left skies across the eastern half of United States hazy with toxic smoke.
From central Ohio to northern Florida, this poor air quality was a major worry for those with pre-existing respiratory problems, children and older adults.
The average Ohio resident may not be too concerned for their safety, but there might be more they could be doing to minimize the negative effects of pollution from wildfires and other sources.
Calories are Calories, right? A bowl of granola has just less than 300 calories. A bowl of Frosted Flakes also has just less than 300 calories.
So the two breakfast foods would seem to have the same effect on our daily calorie counts..
For years scientists thought so but, as it turns out, all calories are not created equal.
It has been four months since a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, spilling large amounts of toxic chemicals
Residents are still looking for answers about the health consequences of lingering contaminants.
While the news crews have left. The national politicians have left. Much of the mess remains. Health worries remain.
- Dr. Barbara Mann, Pulmonologist at Mount Sinai – National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute
- Anahad O’Connor, Health Columnist for The Washington Post
- Andrew Whelton, Professor of Civil, Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Purdue University
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