UCLA expert available for interview on wildfires' impact on air quality


Expert Pitch

Newswise — UCLA Health pulmonologist Dr. Eric Kleerup is available to discuss health hazards from wildfires and what precautions should be taken. The wildfires raging throughout Los Angeles and other parts of California are causing great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors. While there are clear health risks for people who are in close proximity to the fires, health dangers also are present in surrounding areas where smoke or ash cannot be seen, and smoke cannot be smelled.

Dr. Kleerup explains how fires affect air quality and what precautions we can take to limit our exposure to smoke and other fire-induced toxins in the air in this Q&A: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/air-quality-during-after-wildfires

Please let me know if you are interested in interviewing Dr. Kleerup on this timely topic.  

Please contact Alana Prisco at aprisco@mednet.ucla.edu.

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