Is Summer Haze Wrecking Your Health?

Hazy Air Can Be Hazardous For Some

(HEATH BRADBERG, KCWY NEWS) Many people will breathe and not think twice about doing so. But for those with asthma or other respiratory issues, breathing can be difficult, especially in hazy air conditions.

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“So if you’re out breathing the air and doing vigorous activity and exercises and it feels different than normal, your body is telling you to slow down,” said Dr. Caleb Wilson of Wyoming Otolaryngology.

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Even those that don’t suffer from any breathing problems can still have health effects when exposed to long periods of haze.

“If you don’t have to be outside, don’t. Don’t risk a potential exposure of too much of anything,” said Dr. Andy Dunn, Medical Director of MESA/SAGE Primary Care.

“Whether it’s an allergen or pollutant like with the haze, which has an excess of that, staying indoors is your best bet.”  READ THE FULL STORY AT