FRIDAY, Jan. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Wildfires like those that recently burned wide swaths of California to the ground can cause air quality problems that pose a threat to human health far from the fire site, researchers say.

An analysis of U.S. government data collected from 2006 to 2013 found that smoke plumes from wildfires can be carried high into the air and spread over thousands of miles — even days after a fire has been extinguished.

The fine particles and ozone contained in…

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