Wildfires Make Dangerous Air For Farmworkers: ‘It’s Like You Can’t Breathe’

Before massive wildfires broke out in California, farmworkers already had to take extra precautions for COVID-19. Now they must worry about dangerous air from wildfires. In this photo, farmworkers arrive early in the morning to begin harvesting on April 28 in Greenfield, Calif. Brent Stirton/Getty …

Smoke And Power Outages Near California Wildfires Hit Farmworkers Hard

Outside of risks from the fire’s heat — and any health risks related to a long-term power outage — the main health concern in wildfire conditions is smoke, which produces particulate matter that can penetrate deep into the lungs, increasing the risk of respiratory diseases …