The wildfires raging throughout California—the Getty fire in Los Angeles and the Kincade fire in Northern California among the most recent ones—have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors.

The  risks aren’t limited to those in close proximity to the fires. People also can be at risk in surrounding areas, even if smoke or ash isn’t visible, or when there’s no obvious smell of smoke.

 

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