As Oregon fires burn, smoggy air suffocates Portland residents
As Oregon fires burn, smoggy air suffocates Portland residents

Portland (AFP) – The deadly fires spreading across three western US states are causing record-breaking pollution and a spate of health woes, from headaches and coughs to impaired vision, that have residents worried about the long-term consequences.Portland, the largest city in Oregon, has been blanketed for days by a dense smog that has sent pollution meters soaring. On Monday, the city ranked second-worst on IQAir’s live global air quality ratings lists, only behind Vancouver, to the north in Canada — which has fallen victim to the smoke from fires in neighboring Washington state.Seattle, Sa…

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