DISCUSSION: As the state of California continues to contend with some of the worst wildfire conditions in recorded history, there are several other problems which are quickly emerging from wildfires such as (but certainly not limited to), the Camp Fire, the Woolsey Fire, the Hill Fire, and more. One such problem happens to be a substantial threat to general health and respiratory health issues for people of many different age ranges. For example, those with respiratory issues of any kind are far more vulnerable to the impacts from persistent wildfire smoke as well as people who are particularly young or old. Thus, there is much more to these wildfire threats than immediately meets the eye. Having said that, attached above is a brief video briefing which goes into some of these corresponding health threats in a greater amount of detail. Of course, there is still much more to learn and discuss beyond the scope of this article, so be sure to stay tuned for further updates as the state of California begins to work on getting closer to the road to recovery over time.
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