Wood fires may cause respiratory disease

LOS ANGELES A new study out of the University of Washington found that infants who had more exposure to wood smoke were more likely to be hospitalized for bronchiolitis.

Bronchiolitis is a respiratory infection and according to researchers, is the number one reason why a child ends up in a hospital in the first year of life.

Researchers believe the toxicity of the smoke is contributing to the rise in respiratory issues.

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