As Extreme Fires Multiply, California Scientists Zero In on How Smoke Affects Pregnancy and Children

When wildfires spread through parts of Northern California wine country in 2017, they melted electronics, combusted cars and exploded propane tanks. The fires sent acrid smoke billowing into the sky, its footprint wafting over the state and extending for 500 miles into the Pacific Ocean.  At the time, Rebecca Schmidt, a molecular epidemiologist at the […]

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