Dangerous Air from Wildfires. Also, Worker Protections Against Summer Heat.

Thursday_673x324 12pmTHURSDAY, AUGUST 11
PROGRAM # 9712 12:00 PM PT

Dangerous Air from Wildfires.

A number of homes burnt by a wildfire forcing the evacuation of a small town in the state of Washington. The worst of the wildfire season is still to come. The toxic smoke from the fires is putting in danger the health of millions. How toxic is wildfire smoke? How to prepare for bad air quality from wildfires?

Worker Protections Against Summer Heat. The extreme heat that baked the Northwest is blamed for the death of more than 20 people in Oregon and Washington state. While the dome of heat has shifted, authorities remain on alert and warn agriculture and other industries to take extra precautions to protect outdoor workers from heat and smoke hazards. Experts discuss the new state requirements in Washington to save workers from the risks of heat stroke.

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