SFFCPF has partnered with Stanford University to learn more about the effects that exposure to tiny smoke particles has on human health. Dr. Mary Prunicki, director of air pollution and health research at Stanford University’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, is the lead investigator studying the blood samples of our firefighters to understand what wildfire smoke does to the human body when it’s inhale it. It’s part of a growing body of work that illustrates how wildfire seasons made worse by climate change threaten not just immediate destruction, but also long-term health.

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