Potential Health Effects of Wildfire Smoke

Smoke from those wildfires is also making its way into the Wiregrass. A thick layer of haze could be seen over Dothan most of the day.

Those who may suffer the most are people with allergies, or heart and lung conditions.

Some doctors say even if the fires don't directly involve your home or surroundings, the smoke generated is a health hazard.

The wildfires contain gases and can affect everyone.

If you're coughing, your chest hurts, eyes are burning or you have a sore throat you could suffer from wildfire allergies and not even know it.

Doctors also suggest avoiding vacuuming and using anything else involving smoke such as fireplaces, gas stoves even candles.


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