The Dog Head Wildfire in New Mexico and its associated health effects, including carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, reminds us of this article in the Neurological Review written by our chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth Stoller. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that mixes with air and can be found wherever organic material is burned in incomplete combustion, including concentrations of 30% in automobile exhaust gas. CO is the most common cause of poisoning in th
In the southwest, it's that dreaded time of year again. Wildfire season. This year, protect your health from symptoms of smoke exposure by following the New Mexico Department of Health's 5-3-1 visibility method. Less than 5 If you can see less than five miles, air quality is poor for children, seniors, pregnant women and people with respiratory illnesses. Less than 3 If you can see less than three miles, those at risk should remain indoors and others should avoid outdoor act
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