Lung Safety Tips: Wildfire, Campfire, Fire Pits and Other Wood Smoke

Sitting by an outdoor fire can be enjoyable, but for people with a respiratory disease such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, etc., inhaling smoke from wood or wildfires, even briefly, can irritate the eyes, throat and lungs.

 

Take Extra Precautions to Protect Your Lungs

 

 

This information has been reviewed and approved by Flavia Cecilia Lega Hoyte, MD (July 2019).