CDC Health Advisory Warns of Adverse Effects of Wildfire Smoke Exposure

Published: 07/03/2023

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding healthcare professionals seeing patients affected by wildfire smoke to be alert to the possible adverse effects of smoke exposure, particularly among individuals at higher risk of severe outcomes. The acute signs and symptoms of smoke exposure can include headache, eye and mucous membrane irritation, dyspnea (trouble breathing), cough, wheezing, chest pain, palpitations, and fatigue. Wildfire smoke exposure may exacerbate respirat

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