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How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Our Health?

How Does Wildfire Smoke Affect Our Health?

February 10, 2021

18 million hectares of bushland were destroyed during the Australian Wildfires of 2019. The resulting smoke plume spanned an area of 1.3 billion acres, which roughly equates to the size of the 11 largest US states combined. According to the UN World Meteorological Organisation the smoke plume from the Australian Wildfires reached South America and Antarctica. The size and scale of this wildfire event is barely imaginable.
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Clean Air: A Basic Human Right

Clean Air: A Basic Human Right

January 12, 2021

Polluted air is a global health crisis. Every minute ten adults die prematurely because of dirty air inhaled over their lifetime. The five million deaths annually attributed to air pollution is larger than the annual death toll from war, murder, car accidents, plane crashes, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and Ebola combined. Breathing clean air, with complete peace of mind should be a fundamental right for all persons.
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Why High-filtration Masks are Superior to Cloth Masks

Why High-filtration Masks are Superior to Cloth Masks

January 07, 2021

“We don’t want people to think that just any piece of cloth is good enough and have a false sense of security.”

These were the words of Dr. Scott Segal, chair of anaesthesiology at Wake Forest Baptist Health, a leading US medical education and research, when discussing the effectiveness of cloth masks in the fight against the global pandemic we are currently facing.  

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