Puget Sound

How climate change threatens our health in the Pacific Northwest

Haze caused by smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia continues to hang over the city as seen from Seattle’s Gas Works Park, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. The city’s air quality is at unhealthy levels as of Wednesday morning, according to the Department of Ecology. 203126

More smoke and heat in the Pacific Northwest could lead to heat stroke, dehydration, increased pollen allergies and cancer risk. And while local scientists have a plan to fix it, they say they are concerned that no one is carrying it out.

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