Pacific Northwest wildfires sicken people in the Midwest and beyond October 1, 2020

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When she arrived in Wisconsin, Dr. Kristen Knox [of Washington PSR] says she “could smell smoke in the air,” with particles from more than a thousand miles away sprinkling the Midwest. “That smoke from our fires had drifted across Canada and the northern part of the States, and it was now hitting southwestern Wisconsin,” she recalls. She says she felt like she had “no escape.”

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