Health Dec 08

Ed Corn wears a mask as he sifts through the ashes of the home he shared with his paraplegic roommate in Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood. “I can definitely taste the toxins in my throat and the back of my tongue,” he said. Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN
California struggles to breathe after year of climate-fueled wildfires

From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.

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