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WNC Air Quality News

Watery Eyes, Stuffy Nose or Chest Tightness?

Watery eyes, stuffy nose or chest tightness are symptoms of an occasional winter cold, but they may actually be due to breathing wood smoke.

Wood smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces can be harmful to your health. To help protect your health and to avoid asthma triggers, consider US EPA's best burn tips.

Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier


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