Wildfire Smoke Can Cause Health Concerns
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Department of Health reminds residents that smoke from wildfires can cause health concerns.
Some areas of southeastern Wyoming area seeing smoky air because of a fire burning northwest of Fort Collins, Colo.
Dr. Tracy Murphy is epidemiologist at the Wyoming Department of Health. He says smoke can hurt people’s eyes, aggravate respiratory problems and worsen the symptoms of heart of lung disease.
Murphy says people should use common sense when the air in their locality is smoky and avoid heavy outdoor exercise.