Smoke in region impacting people with respiratory problems
20
October

By Adem Lewis / in , , , /


SMOKE FROM WILDFIRES HOVERING ACROSS OUR REGION IS HAVING A BIG IMPACT ON PEOPLE WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. CYNTHIA CANTER HAS ASTHMA… AND SAYS THE AIR QUALITY MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO DO EVERYDAY TASKS…LIKE GOING TO THE STORE OR PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTERS. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO STAY OUTSIDE MORE THAN A FEW MINUTES WITHOUT GETTING CHOKED UP AND START COUGHING AND WHEEZING SO I STAY INSIDE CANTER SAYS SHE HASN’T BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL… BUT IS TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS… LIKE WEARING A MASK WHEN SHE GOES OUT AND USING HER INHALER EXTRA. THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THOSE PRECAUTIONS ARE IMPORTANT. THEY URGE ANYONE WITH ASTHMA OR ANY OTHER LUNG TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THESE CONDITIONS.


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