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Air quality at risk on New Year’s Eve

Air quality at risk on New Year’s Eve

It’s New Year’s Eve on Saturday night and there will be plenty of festivities across the state. We of course want to make sure everyone is safe. Obviously, firecrackers can be dangerous if not used properly but one more thing to keep in mind is that you might not think too much when it comes to fireworks. Air quality in and around where fireworks are being set off could be hazardous, especially as winds are expected to remain relatively calm overnight Saturday through Sunday. With very few calm winds, it will fill some areas with smoke from fireworks. Dr. Jeffrey Kam, Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Straub Medical Center, joined us to tell us about this potential threat and who may be affected.

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