Researchers Launch Study to Learn Effects of Wildfire Smoke

By | September 23, 2017

Smoke fills the Lake Koocanusa area near West Kootenai on Sept. 6, 2017. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

The Flathead Beacon reports that scientists are studying the effects hazardous smoke had on residents in and around Seeley Lake due to wildfires that raged in the area. KGVO-AM reports Air Quality Specialist Sarah Coefield says her department reached out to the University of Montana for help in studying the people who suffered so long in the smoky conditions. She says researchers were able to go to Seeley Lake this week and take enough material to screen about 100 residents. Read the full article here.

 

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