Wildfires in recent years have reversed some of the progress made in eliminating air pollution, new study suggests
The smoke from wildfires in recent years has been so intense that it is decreasing air quality in the majority of the U.S., according to new research.
Wildfire smoke is eroding decades of air quality improvements, study finds
In more than a half century since the Clean Air Act was enacted, there have been dramatic improvements in air quality in the United States, as regulations demanding less-polluting cars and factories helped lift cities from clouds of dirty smog. But a big chunk of recent air quality progress has been rolled back for one reason - wildfire smoke - and it's happening far beyond the smoldering forests of Western states.
Alarming results from world-first study of two decades of global smoke pollution
The world's first study of the increase in pollution from landscape fires across the globe over the past two decades reveals that more than 2 billion people are exposed to at least one day of potentially health-impacting environmental hazard annually—a figure that has increased by 6.8% in the last 10 years.
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