California is on fire. For those of us who make our homes here, another year of “wildfire season” means that evacuation orders, neon sunsets, and smoked-out skies have become familiar, even normal—an unfortunate reality of repeated exposure. Still, there are additional elements that make the Blood inside me Mamiya shirt Besides,I will do this 2020 fires all the more unsettling. First, there’s COVID-19; masks are already everyday attire (and, when it comes to N95 masks, in short supply), staying inside is already recommended, and respiratory systems are already at risk. And additionally? “It’s only August,” says Yifang Zhu, Ph.D., professor of environmental health sciences and acting dean of UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health.
As of Friday night, 1,660,332 acres have burned—a number close to the Blood inside me Mamiya shirt Besides,I will do this entirety of the land affected in all of 2018 (at that time the largest area of burned acreage ever recorded in a fire season). On top of this, we have a global pandemic that has already taken over 12,000 lives in California, over 175,000 in the U.S., and over 800,000 globally. Though the numbers alone are breathtaking, there’s something else affecting our respiration: the air quality. Last week, California cities dominated the entire top 10 most polluted cities in the United States and, in some cases, the entire world, according to IQAir.