The Smoke/Heat Double Whammy: Causes & Effects

Aug 4, 2017

No need to tell you that the weather's been hot  -- too hot -- and it's creating all sorts of problems. 

If only it WERE water on the pavement...
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Spending a few minutes in the high heat can be dangerous, and so can standing in the shade breathing, when there's wildfire smoke in the air

Bruce Hope, retired from Oregon DEQ, returns to the Exchange to talk about air quality and its effects on health, and Ryan Sandler from the National Weather Service explains how and why it's been so hot, and what we can expect in the coming weeks. 

Listen for a better understanding of what leads to the worst conditions of summer.