Cedars-Sinai Lung Expert Available to Discuss Health Hazards Created by Poor Air Quality from Fires and High Temperatures/Heat Wave
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Record high temperatures and raging wildfires have combined to create dangerous air quality across parts of southern California. A toxic mix of smoke and ash falling from the sky, can present a serious health hazard to people, especially those with pre-existing medical conditions, children and the elderly. Even pets can be at risk if outdoors.
WHO: Zab Mosenifar, MD, Cedars-Sinai lung specialist, and medical director of the Women's Guild Lung Institute, is available to discuss the risks people face during wildfire season and what they can do to protect themselves.
WHY: Even people who live 25 to 40 miles away from an active wildfire face health risks to their lungs and respiratory system, Mosenifar says. He suggests some, especially those who are immune--compromised or who have a history of lung dysfunction--consider wearing a mask even when indoors.
WHERE: Virtual on-camera and phone interviews. Cedars-Sinai can accommodate most virtual interview formats, including Zoom, FaceTime and Skype.