How does Amazon forest fire affect human health?

People exposed to dust and smoke from the Amazon forest fire are at risk of being destroyed in the respiratory system, leaving behind sequelae.

People exposed to dust and smoke from the Amazon forest fire are at risk of being destroyed in the respiratory system, leaving behind sequelae.

The sky in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in the past week turned black after dense smoke from wildfires spread to the city. Dust fumes cover many areas about 3,500km from fires. People who inhale dust or live near the area where large fires occur have serious health problems.

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Forest fires in Brazil will reduce the supply of clean air on Earth.

The Amazon forest is considered the Earth's lungs, providing 20% ​​of the world's oxygen. Experts fear that forest fires in Brazil will reduce the supply of clean air on Earth, leading to many consequences for human health.

"People inhale a lot of harmful dust and gas chemical molecules, they can destroy the airways and block the oxygen supply in the body, " said Dr. Diana Gall of Doctor4U.

Chronic bronchitis, pulmonary obstruction, asthma, also worsens when patients breathe toxic dust.

Dr. Gale warns that long-term exposure to dust will lead to an infection in the lungs. Severe patients are at risk of breathing for life.

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