Smoky Conditions Due to North GA Wildfires

November 14, 2016

North Georgia  - Due to smoky conditions that may occur in your area because of wildfire, public health officials of the North Georgia Health District urge residents to take precautions. Smoke from a brushfire or wildfire is a mix of gases and particles from burning vegetation and other materials that can be harmful even to people who are healthy if there is enough smoke in the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breathing in smoke can have immediate health effects, including.

Older adults, pregnant women, children, and people with pre-existing respiratory and heart conditions may be more likely to get sick if they breathe in wildfire smoke. If possible, limit your exposure to smoke. Here are some tips to help you protect your health:

Wildfire (stock photo)
Wildfire (stock photo)