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Researchers – Wildfire Smoke Can Have Psychological Impact On Residents


Researchers – Wildfire Smoke Can Have Psychological Impact On Residents

Smoky skies, like the ones throughout B.C., can lead to anxiety, boredom and depression.  “People exposed to wildfires have higher rates of PTSD,” said family physician Dr. Melissa Lem. “For a lot of people in B.C. it’s brought back memories of the record breaking wildfires of 2017.

”When fire devastated Fort McMurray in 2016, residents of the Albertan community reported feeling depressed.…

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