FOREST FIRE SMOKE DRIVING INCREASED HEALTH RISKS FROM AIR POLLUTION WORLDWIDE
A substantial body of research correlates increased rates of multiple types of cancer–breast, lung, prostate, cervical, brain, and stomach cancer, and childhood leukemia, with air pollution exposure, even at very low levels. The increase in mortality in populations exposed to air pollution is found even at the lowest doses measurable. It has detrimental effects in concentrations even well below the EPA’s national standards. In other words, in the same way there is no safe number of cigarettes a person can smoke, there is no safe level of air pollution a person can breathe.