NewsSmoke from the Canadian fires obscures New York and puts the US...

    Smoke from the Canadian fires obscures New York and puts the US East Coast on alert.

    The concentration of fine particles (PM2.5) in the air of the American city exceeded this Tuesday by more than 10 times the guideline established by the World Health Organization.

    The smoke from the forest fires that occur in Canada darkened the sky over New York City and a large part of the Northeast United States during the day on Tuesday, reports the local press.

    The concentration of fine particles (PM2.5)—a pollutant dangerous to health— on the air in New York exceeded the guideline set by the World Health Organization by more than 10 times, placing it among the top five cities in the world with the worst pollution atmospheric.

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    for several weeks hundreds of forest fires They have devastated large areas of southeastern Canada. In the last few days alone, more than 150 active fires have been recorded in the province of Quebec.

    So, the smoke has drifted to different states in the northeastern US, but this week the winds are expected to carry smoke from forest fires along the east coast of the countryeven reaching South Carolina.

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    Local authorities have urged the population to stay in their homes, due to the current air pollution can pose health risksespecially for sensitive groups, such as children, the elderly, those who suffer from lung and heart diseases, among others.

    Source: RT

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