The health dangers of smoky skies

Smoke from wildfires in and near the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia filled the air over Savannah and other coastal areas last week, eventually reaching Augusta. The arrival of weekend rains eased the situation in parts of the Okefenokee, but the problem is far from over.

Georgia Health News spoke about possible health effects from the smoke, and about poor air quality in general, with Dr. John Brice, pulmonologist with Georgia Health Sciences University and the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta.

Here’s the video of the interview, courtesy of Georgia Health Sciences University: