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Mental health impacts of prolonged wildfire smoke vastly unknown, researchers say

Original post made on Aug 5, 2021

Wildfire season in California is damaging, dreaded and, unfortunately, inevitable. And the most Californians can really do is brace themselves for the unexpected with tactics encouraged by fire officials and emergency response teams.

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Posted by Parent and Voter
a resident of Danville
on Aug 5, 2021 at 7:11 am

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The wildfire season in California is increasing in severity due to many factors. A key one is the mismanagement by Sacramento of our forests. As population density increases it is even more important to maintain our forests by removing dead wood and other "fuels" that feed fires.
And the mental health problems related to these fires is not surprising. We have seen the mental health damage for some people caused by the lockdowns over the past year or more. Different cause but similar results are not a surprise. Just my opinion.