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Wood Smoke and COVID-19

According to information posted on CDC's website, if you are recovering from COVID-19, you may be at increased risk of health effects from exposure to residential wood smoke this heating season due to compromised heart and/or lung function related to COVID-19. In addition, exposure to wood smoke may make you more susceptible to respiratory infections, likely including COVID-19. Note that because particle pollution is the main component of wood smoke, most of our understanding of the potential health consequences of wood smoke exposure comes from examining research on the health effects of particle pollution.

There are various measures you can take to protect the health of yourself, your family and your neighbors from the potentially harmful effects of residential wood smoke, both indoors and out, this heating season: