HealthONE
August 09, 2021

Dr. Katie Sprinkel is the associate director of the Medical Center of Aurora’s emergency room. She said poor air quality is starting to cause problems for people visiting the ER.

“I think people mostly who already have some sort of lung disease like asthma or COPD or emphysema are struggling the most, so that is certainly who we are seeing the most,” Sprinkel said. “Inflammation in the airways in general is the theme we are seeing.”

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