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PEHSU Factsheet on Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (2018) > Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke and Ash

Health Effects from Wildfire Smoke and Ash

posted on Oct 31, 2019
  • Children who breathe in wildfire smoke and ash can have chest pain and tightness; trouble breathing; wheezing; coughing; nose, throat, and eye burning; dizziness; or other symptoms.
  • Children with asthma, allergies, or chronic health issues may have more trouble breathing when smoke or ash is present.