Air quality concerns growing due to wildfires, wind gusts in Texas

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3/29/2022 - 

With wildfires burning and winds gusting, air quality concerns are growing. "The winds kick up the wildfires that are already going on and make it tougher and make the air quality go down," said Dr. Ronald Cox, with Greater Austin Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Wildfire smoke can travel hundreds, even thousands of miles containing what’s known as "particle pollution," according to Air Central Texas. According to ACT, these microscopic particles can get deep in your lungs causing burning eyes, runny nose, even leading to hospitalization or death.

Read the full article at Fox 7 Austin