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Medford Fire Department Capt. Erin Sawall directs fire fighters to wear their respirators on the scene of a fire that has consumed at least 11 structures, mostly homes, in the Oak Knoll neighborhood of Ashland, Oregon Tuesday Aug. 24, 2010 (AP Photo/Bob Pennell / Mail Tribune photo)

Air Quality Is A Growing Concern For All Of Us.

Educating the dangers of Today’s Environment Wildfire smoke is a mixture of gases and fine particles from  burning trees and other plant material. The gases and fine particles can be dangerous if inhaled. In wildfires, carbon monoxide is mainly a risk to people (like firefighters) who work near smoldering areas. Smoke can irritate your eyes and your respiratory system,  and worsen chronic […]

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February Is Heart Month – How Is Your Ticker?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is leading February Heart Month in an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017. Here’s what you need to know: Heart Disease in the United States About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in […]

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