May 22, 2023

If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood, you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the young and the elderly.

"When you inhale air pollution at this level, you're inhaling both small and large particulates. It may be irritating to your nasal passageways, might make you sneeze," explained Dr. Mary Laird Warner, a pulmonary critical care specialist and the chief medical officer at North Suburban Medical Center.

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