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Forest fires, Smoke, Asthma and your health

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Okanagan Mountain Park fire from 2003 (Courtesy CBC)
There is new research for people who live in regions where forest fire are common and it examines the impact of smoke on your health.

The work was done by the BC Centre for Disease Control, which found a link between wildfire smoke and breathing problems, in particular Asthma.

Past research data came from hospitals and emergency rooms, but the latest study measures the impact of smoke in a different way.

Doctor Catherine Elliott, an epidemiologist with the BC Centre for Disease Control says it gives us a clearer picture of the health issues created by forest fire smoke.

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