Wildfire smoke may increase COVID-19 death risk: study


West Coast scorching wildfire smoke may increase the risk of dying from coronovirus, new research suggests.

KGTV reported that wildfire smoke contains a mixture of several pollutants, including small particles, which are taken out of cars and power plants.

Researchers at Harvard concluded in April that “a small increase over the long term” in that type of pollution also increased COVID-19 mortality by 8 percent.

Dr. of San Diego-based Sharp Rees-Steeley Medical Group. “It is a danger amplifier,” said Abisola Oluled.

Once inhaled, smoke particles can travel inside the lungs and eventually enter the bloodstream, possibly leading to blood clots and more inflammation in COVID-19 patients, Olulad said.

“People who are already fighting a COVID-19 infection have severe disease in the functioning of their heart and lungs,” the doctor told KGTV. “So that they can increase their susceptibility to the impact of wildlife.”

Experts say that wildfire smoke erodes the protective lining of a healthy person’s airway, and stimulates certain pulmonary receptors.

“If you have more of them, it can increase the viral load,” Olulde told the station.

Non-peer reviewed COVID-19 research suggests that wildfire smoke can enable the virus to travel long distances and even survive longer by stopping the ride on the Particulate case in the mist.

Dr. of Family Health Centers of San Diego. Christian Rammer said, “It is conceivable with more particles in the air, then the virus can grow those particles a little more.”

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