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Is it safe to exercise if the air is hazy with wildfire smoke?

Fast or slow? Is there a time limit? Can we bring the dog along? Expert advice for working out when the smoke gets in your eyes — and lungs.
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Record wildfires on the West Coast are capping a disastrous decade

One after another, major fires exploded across Washington, Oregon and California earlier this month. They have added up to the worst fire season on record.
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Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after smoke clears

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California requires ships, trucks to eliminate tons of pollution

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Petition demands information about air pollution at U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson Works

The Allegheny County Health Department is being asked to detail its plans to reduce harmful pollution from the Braddock mill.
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Wildfires provide another reason to mask up

As the long U.S. fire season gets underway, it's even more important for Western residents to have a good face mask.

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What happens when a wildfire meets a pandemic

The potential dangers of smoke mingling with the coronavirus in people's lungs have doctors worried.
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Allegheny County to study toxic air emissions from glass plant in Swissvale

The Allegheny County Health Department will conduct air monitoring near a Swissvale glass factory for cancer causing heavy metals over the next year.
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